AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 in CrossFireX

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by Rob Williams on October 25, 2010 in Graphics & Displays

We took a hard look last week at AMD’s Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850, and in the end, were left impressed. The FPS/$ ratio was superb, as was the feature-set. How do things look when the same cards are tossed into a CrossFireX setup? Well, AMD claims an up to 1.99x gain in certain games, so let’s see how reliable that figure is.

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

Gothic 4 isn’t what I’d call the most detailed out there, but the graphics are still quite good, and so unlike most of our other games tested, it actually does require a beefy machine to play. CrossFireX helped improve things quite a bit. Can you believe it? CrossFireX’d HD 6870’s getting 45 FPS at 1680×1050 in an RPG game, whew. Move over Crysis!

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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