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HQV 2.0 Video Playback Quality Benchmark

AMD Radeon HD 6870 And 6850: Is Barts A Step Forward?
By , Chris Angelini

While our review is pressed short for time, we did manage to run the HQV 2.0 benchmark on the Radeon HD 6870.

We left most of the driver settings at their default values but increased the edge enhancement setting to 35%, to our taste.

Here are the results we observed:

HQV Benchmark 2.0 Results
(Radeon HD 6870)
Test
Score
TEST CLASS 1:
VIDEO CONVERSION

Chapter 1: Video Resolution 19/20
Chapter 2: Film Resolution 10/10
Chapter 3: Overlay on Film 8/10
Chapter 4: Response Time
7/10
Chapter 5: Multi-Cadence
30/30
Chapter 6: Color Upsampling Errors
10/10
TEST CLASS 2:
NOISE AND ARTIFACT REDUCTION


Chapter 1: Random Noise
20/20
Chapter 2: Compression Artifacts
20/20
Chapter 3: Upscaled Compression Artifacts
20/20
TEST CLASS 3:
IMAGE SCALING AND ENHANCEMENTS


Chapter 1: Scaling and Filtering
15/15
Chapter 2: Resolution Enhancement
15/15
TEST CLASS 4:
ADAPTIVE PROCESSING


Chapter 1: Contrast Enhancement
20/20
Chapter 2: Skin Tone Correction:
10/10
TOTAL SCORE:
204/210


As you can see, the Radeon HD 6870 achieved an almost-perfect score. While there is definitely some subjective variables for this test, our results are very close to AMD's 198/210 reported score. No matter how you slice it, the Radeon HD 6800-series is capable of superlative video playback enhancements.

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