MSI R6870 and R6850 review

By on October 25, 2010
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The mainstream hill has a new king. Or two.

Editor's Score

The Verdict:
The mainstream champs.

The R6870 trails the Matrix5870 and N480GTX in DX10 games, but is on equal footing in StarCraft II, which heavily relies on shaders, while the R6850 is going toe to toe with the GTX 460. Note that we didn’t get a chance to bench the Zotac 1GB card on StarCraft II as it was returned before the launch of the game.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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