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AMD Radeon HD 6850 review

The second of AMD's new second gen DirectX 11 cards hits the streets

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The Radeon HD 6850 has been blessed by some last minute price shuffling to make it a much more interesting proposition that it was initially (AMD has shaved £30 off the price of the card).

Even so, against the slightly more affordable GTX 460 768MB it struggles to impress in our tests – losing out in our top three benchmarks.

Only the Heaven 2.0 benchmark really puts the card in a good light, thanks to the improved tessellation engine. All benchmarks ran at 1,680 x 1,050 and the highest settings.

DirectX 11 Tessellation Performance

AMD radeon hd 6850 benchmarks

DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

AMD radeon hd 6850 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 6850 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 6850 benchmarks

DirectX 10 Gaming Performance

AMD radeon hd 6850 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 6850 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 6850 benchmarks