AMD 6800 Series Reviewccokeman , RHKCommander959 -
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Featuring all-new game tests, this benchmark is for use with Vista based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. 'Entry' is 1024 x 768 progressing to 'Extreme' at 1920 x 1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.
- Settings (each preset): Default Testing
- Entry: 1024 x 768
- Performance: 1280 x 1024
- High: 1680 x 1050
- Extreme: 1920 x 1200
Higher = Better
In 3DMark Vantage, the Sapphire, XFX and PowerColor HD 6870 cards perform to their price point. Compared to these cards, the 5870 is faster while the HD 5850 is either slightly faster or slower depending on the resolution.