HIS Radeon HD 6870 Turbo review

Can 3D outputs and a few extra megahertz improve the 6870?

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While we tested the cards below at a variety of resolutions and image quality settings, the most overwhelmingly important scores are at the default resolution for most monitors, 1920 x 1080 with 4xAA. These are shown below, except for in the Heaven 2.2 benchmark, which was run without anti-aliasing in this instance.

DiRT 2

HIS HD 6870 Turbo: 95.03fps
Radeon HD 6870 (stock): 92.54fps
Asus EAH 6870 OC: 92.33fps
Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 86.25fps

Far Cry 2

HIS HD 6870 Turbo: 84.9fps
Radeon HD 6870 (stock): 82.52fps
Asus EAH 6870 OC: 83.13fps
Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 75.27fps

Heaven 2.1

HIS HD 6870 Turbo: 56.5fps
Radeon HD 6870 (stock): 53.3fps
Asus EAH 6870 OC: 54.7fps
Sapphire HD 6850 TOXIC: 50.8fps

Just Cause 2

HIS HD 6870 Turbo: 50.56fps
Radeon HD 6870 (stock): 48.68fps
Asus EAH 6870 OC: 49.14fps
Sapphire HD 6850 TOXIC: 45.27fps