Benchmarks: Metro 2033, Splinter Cell Conviction
For the first time during our testing, the Radeon HD 6870 overpowered the Radeon HD 5870. At 1920x1200, the Radeon HD 6870 was 10% faster than the Radeon HD 5870 and 32% faster than the Radeon HD 5850. The Radeon HD 6870 also led the GeForce GTX 470 by 6%, while it was 10% faster than the GeForce GTX 460 (1GB).
Splinter Cell Conviction
Splinter Cell Conviction requires Fraps to measure in-game performance and we recorded 60 seconds of the first level, "Merchant's Street Market". The highest visual quality settings were used along with 4xAA/16xAF.
Although it didn't beat the Radeon HD 5870, the Radeon HD 6870 still performed exceptionally well. At 1920x1200 the Radeon HD 6870 was just 8% slower than the Radeon HD 5870 while it bested the Radeon HD 5850 and GeForce GTX 470 by 4%. Meanwhile, it was an impressive 25% speedier than the GeForce GTX 460 (1GB).
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