For the most part we're not expecting any shockers when it comes to performance of the card, as it carries with it the default clock speeds. Where we hope the card shines is in the cooling department. With that said, for your viewing pleasure we've got a bunch of cards including the lower end HD 6850, the higher end HD 6950 and the new mid-range beast from NVIDIA; the GTX 560 Ti.
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3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.
HD 6870 performance is really quite strong with it performing closer to the HD 6950 than the HD 6850 here under 3DMark 11.