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Benchmarks: AvP, Bad Company 2


The HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X averaged 35fps at 1920x1200 in Aliens vs. Predator, making it 9% faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti and 19% slower than the GTX 570. It was also 9% faster than a standard Radeon HD 6870 and 17% slower than the HD 6950.

The HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo averaged 28fps, only 4% faster than a standard Radeon HD 6850 and 8% faster than the GeForce GTX 460. It was also 13% slower than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards.

A pair of HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X operating in Crossfire averaged 43fps at 2560x1600, about 4% slower than the GeForce GTX 590 and 14% slower than the Radeon HD 6990. It did manage to outperform the Radeon HD 6970 by 43% and the GeForce GTX 580 by 34%.

The HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire configuration was also impressive, beating the HD 6970 by a 13% margin and out-edging the GTX 580 by 6%. On the flip side, the dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 and GeForce GTX 590 performed 32% and 24% better, respectively.


The Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X averaged 63fps when playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 at 1920x1200. This was 5% faster than the GTX 560 Ti, 10% slower than the GeForce GTX 570, and 2% slower than the Radeon HD 6950, despite being 3% faster than a standard HD 6870 graphics card.

The Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo was quite a bit slower than the 6870, averaging 51fps. Nonetheless, it was still 16% faster than the GeForce GTX 460 and 2% faster than a standard Radeon HD 6850.

Two HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X cards in Crossfire provided 83fps at 2560x1600, making the pair 5% slower than the Radeon HD 6990 and 5% faster than the GeForce GTX 590. Moreover, they were 69% faster than the Radeon HD 6970 and 63% faster than the GeForce GTX 580.

The HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire configuration also had a solid showing, averaging 70fps and clocking in at 43% faster than the Radeon HD 6970 and 6% faster than the GeForce GTX 580. It was, however, 32% slower than the Radeon HD 6990 and 24% slower than the GeForce GTX 590.