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AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 - Northern Islands Ahoy!

By Kenny Yeo - 22 Oct 2010

3DMark Vantage Results

3DMark Vantage Results

The two Radeon HD 6800 series cards started off brightly on 3DMark Vantage, posting scores that were within our expectations. The Radeon HD 6870 outscored the Radeon HD 5850 by a slight margin, whereas the ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU scored significantly lower. The powerful Radeon HD 5870 still reigned supreme, recording the highest scores of the lot.

Against its key competitors, both the Radeon HD 6870 and ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU did well. The Radeon HD 6870 convincingly outscored the 1GB GeForce GTX 460 by around 15% overall, while the ASUS card beat the 768MB variant of the GeForce GTX 460 by a slightly lesser margin.

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