Taking the HD 6850 to new overclocking extremes.
Moving along to some hard numbers, here’s what I tested the card on. An Intel Core i7 965EE @ 3.2GHz on an ASUS Rampage II Extreme motherboard, packing 3x 1GB Corsairs XMS3-1333 ram, a Kingston 64GB V-Series SSD running Windows 7 Ultimate; all of which is powered by a Corsair HX1000W PSU. For comparisons I’ve added the recently reviewed MSI R6870, a Zotac GTX 460 and a Sapphire HD 5770.
That is exceptional performance on Just Cause 2 at full settings for a card this cheap reasonably priced. Unigine Heaven benchmarks are as expected, smooth, but not quite as good.