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
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
DirectX 10 Gaming Performance