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AMD Radeon HD 6850 review

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

AMD radeon hd 6850 - benchmarks

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.

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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