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Roundup: Four Radeon HD 6850 1 GB Cards Compared

Benchmark Results: Alien Vs. Predator

The AvP benchmark doesn’t show minimum FPS, but we didn’t see any frozen frames at 1680x1050 on any card. Sapphire edges out the same-clock PowerColor, but that’s likely due to slight variations within the benchmark itself.

Some users will need to disable anti-aliasing to play AvP at 1920x1080, our target resolution for cards that cost around $200.

2560x1600 tortures all three cards. The results likely rule out playing in Eyefinity mode across three 1280x1024 displays as well, since the pixel count is nearly matched.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.