AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850

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by Rob Williams on October 22, 2010 in Graphics & Displays

It’s been a long time coming, but gamers can finally relax… AMD’s Radeon HD 6800 graphics cards are finally here. They may still be built upon a 40nm process, but AMD has brought a lot to the table here. We set out to see how the HD 6850 and HD 6870 compare to their closest competition, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460 and GTX 470.

Extra Games: Fallout: New Vegas, ArcaniA: Gothic 4

Fallout: New Vegas

Released just earlier this week, Fallout: New Vegas takes you to a 2025 post-apocalyptic (how original!) Las Vegas, and let me tell you… as much as I couldn’t care less about today’s Vegas, I think I’d much prefer it over this one. Our runthrough here brings us along a Majove wasteland road and up through some buildings. The run lasts just over two minutes.

Fallout: New Vegas

What can be said here? Not a single single. It doesn’t matter which of these cards you pick up, or the resolution, maxed out details await you.

ArcaniA: Gothic 4

One of the most popular PC-exclusive RPGs received an update recently, in the form of ArcaniA: Gothic 4. The game is gorgeous, immersive, and is one I really, really want to play. Our runthrough here takes us on a quick stroll through the starting village, which is bursting at the seams with eyecandy.

ArcaniA: Gothic 4

Of all the games we’ve tested so far, few run quite as sluggish as this one, but it might be for good reason given the game is great-looking. AMD’s cards have the overall advantage here.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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