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PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7870 (Tahiti LE) 2GB Myst Video Card Review - Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF

We check out the new Tahiti LE based HD 7870 from PowerColor and give you the low down.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:39 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: PowerColor

High Quality AA and AF

 

 

While we test all our games with maximum in-game settings, turning on Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Antistrophic Filtering (AF) helps take the intensity of our testing to another level.

 

Here we see video cards go from playable FPS to an unplayable FPS and the real power houses continue to help break that 60 FPS mark we always aim for to provide a smooth gaming experience.

 

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With AA and AF turned on you can see we've got some pretty strong numbers and we're able to just be in that 30 FPS minimum area we want at 2560 x 1600 here.

 

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While we see a very small bump in performance; we're ultimately too far below that 60 FPS number we need.

 

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While we again see just a small bump in overall performance we continue to have playable numbers at 1920 x 1200, but unplayable numbers at 2560 x 1600 when AA and AF is turned on.

 

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Finishing with Sleeping Dogs it's no surprise that our numbers are unplayable here, even with an extra FPS or two being seen from our PowerColor offering.

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