Benchmarks: CoD: Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2


The HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X had no trouble delivering highly playable performance when testing Call of Duty: Black Ops at 1920x1200, averaging 87fps -- 9% more than the standard version. Despite this, it was 16% slower than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 22% slower than the GTX 570 and 6% slower than the Radeon HD 6950.

The 6850 IceQ X Turbo was only slightly slower, producing an average of 81fps and clocking in at 5% faster than a standard Radeon HD 6850 as well as 1% faster than a standard HD 6870. Conversely, it was 8% slower than the GeForce GTX 460 and 21% slower than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

The HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X Crossfire configuration averaged 111fps at 2560x1600, making it 5% slower than the Radeon HD 6990 and 9% slower than the GeForce GTX 590. Meanwhile, it performed 56% better than the Radeon HD 6970 and 29% faster than the GeForce GTX 580.

Then we have the HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire cards which averaged 100fps, putting them 41% ahead of the Radeon HD 6970 and 16% ahead of the GeForce GTX 580. They were also 18% slower than the GeForce GTX 590 and 15% slower than the Radeon HD 6990.


The HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X squeezed out 60fps at 1920x1200 when testing with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Although it was 5% slower than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti and 19% slower than the GTX 570, HIS' overclocked card was 7% faster than a standard Radeon HD 6870.

Surprisingly, the HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo was only 4fps slower with an average of 56fps, making it 12% faster than the GTX 460 and 6% faster than the HD 6850. Meanwhile, it matched the performance of the HD 6870 while it was 11% slower than the GTX 560 Ti.

With an average of 83fps at 2560x1600, the HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo X Crossfire cards were 57% faster than the Radeon HD 6970 and 43% faster than the GTX 580. They were also 18% and 12% slower than the dual-GPU HD 6990 and GTX 590.

The HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire configuration averaged 71fps, or 34% faster than the HD 6970 and 22% faster than the GeForce GTX 580. At the same time, they were 30% slower than the HD 6990 and 24% slower than the GTX 590.