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XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Black Edition Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Street Fighter IV

It's been a long time since we've seen a card from XFX, but we welcome them back with open arms as we slip the Black Edition HD 6870 into our testbed.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 12, 2011 7:23 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%      Manufacturer: XFX

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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We see some nice performance across the board and a good little bump. Not that it's really needed here, but it's always nice to see strong performance in a game.

 

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