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Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Vapor-X Video Card Review - Test System Setup and 3DMark 11

The latest addition of the Vapor-X line is the HD 6870. We check out this variation from Sapphire and give you the low down.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 7, 2011 4:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SapphireTech

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Mittoni, Noctua and Corsair.

 

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.

 

Let's get started!

 

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/
Buy It Here

 


 

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.

 

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HD 6870 performance is really quite strong with it performing closer to the HD 6950 than the HD 6850 here under 3DMark 11.

 

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