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MSI Radeon HD 6870 1GB HAWK Overclocked Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Street Fighter IV

The first card to get the HAWK label from MSI in the new 6000 series is the HD 6870. Let's see if it deserves it.

By: | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 14, 2011 8:23 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: MSI

Street Fighter IV

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Standalone Benchmark
Timedemo or Level Used: Built in Benchmark
Developer Homepage: http://www.capcom.com/
Product Homepage: http://www.streetfighter.com/

 


 

While Street Fighter IV features models and backgrounds rendered in 3D, the gameplay remains on a traditional 2D plane, with the camera having freedom to move in 3D at certain times during fights, for dramatic effect. Producer Yoshinori Ono has stated that he wanted to keep the game closer to Street Fighter II. A new system called "Focus Attacks" ("Saving Attack" for the Japanese version) has been introduced, as well as Ultra moves. The traditional six-button control scheme returns, with new features and special moves integrated into the input system, mixing classic gameplay with additional innovations.

 

All the characters and environments in Street Fighter IV are rendered as 3D models with polygons, similar to the Street Fighter EX sub-series Capcom produced with Arika. However, there are a couple of key differences. Art director and character designer Daigo Ikeno, who previously worked on Street Fighter III 3rd Strike, opted for non-photorealistic rendering to give them a hand-drawn look, with visual effects accented in calligraphic strokes, ink smudges and ink sprays during the fights.

 

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No surprise we've got strong performance under SF IV, but again it sits between the HD 6950 and HD 6970 which is very impressive.

 

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