Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Toxic review

Can an overclock make this card more desirable?

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Sapphire radeon hd 6850 toxic

The improvement that the HD6850 Toxic offers over a stock HD 6850 is enough to justify the overclock, and while it doesn't quite make it competitive with the better equipped HD 6870 card, it does make it a viable alternative to some of the other rivals out there.

DiRT 2

Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 86.25fps
Radeon HD 6850: 81.5fps
Radeon HD 6870: 92.54fps

Far Cry 2

Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 75.27fps
Radeon HD 6850: 71.54fps
Radeon HD 6870: 82.52fps

Heaven 2.1

Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 50.8fps
Radeon HD 6850: 47.6fps
Radeon HD 6870: 54.7fps

Just Cause 2

Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic: 45.27fps
Radeon HD 6850: 42.7fps
Radeon HD 6870: 48.68fps