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

By Kenny Yeo - 22 Oct 2010

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Results

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Results

On the DirectX 11 runs of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, the new Radeons were off to a good start as they were significantly quicker than their rivals, but this was only on the Day run. On the SunShafts run, the GeForce GTX 460 fought back and was able to achieve parity with the Radeon HD 6870 while outclassing the less powerful ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU, which suggests that the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 are not as adept at handling high dynamic range rendering as their rivals.

Again, when we ran S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat on DirectX10, the Radeons were obviously the quicker cards, whether on the Day or SunShafts run. Here, the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 were about 5% to 20% quicker than their direct competitors.

DirectX 11 Results


DirectX 10 Results


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