To evaluate the HIS HD 6870 Turbo, we’ll be using our X58 setup with the following specifications:
The key comparison here will be between the HIS HD 6870 Turbo and a reference Radeon HD 6870 as we are interested to find out how much of a boost the slightly uprated clock speeds of the HIS card can provide.
Since the basic performance of the Radeon HD 6870 SKU has been established in our original Radeon HD 6800 series article and we've also furthered that with a Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire performance article, we've decided to cutback on the number of tests for this card rather than running the usual suite of benchmarking tests. As such, we'll be testing only 3DMark Vantage, Crysis Warhead, Far Cry 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2. These games will give us a good idea of the card’s performance.
The list of cards tested and their driver versions:
The list of benchmark used are as follows: