AMD Radeon HD 6870 & 6850 Graphics Cards Debut

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Just Cause 2 Performance

Just Cause 2
DX10.1 Gaming Performance

Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 was released in March 2010, from developers Avalanche Studios and Eidos Interactive. The game makes use of the Avalanche Engine 2.0, an updated version of the similarly named original. It is set on the fictional island of Panau in southeast Asia, and you play the role of Rico Rodriquez. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article using one of the built-in demo runs called The Concrete Jungle.  The test results shown here were run at various resolutions and settings. This game also supports a few CUDA-enabled features, but they were left disabled to keep the playing field level. 

The new Radeon HD 6870 performed about on par with the GeForce GTX 470 in the Just Cause 2 benchmark, while the Radeon HD 6850 hung right alongside the stock GeForce GTX 460. The Radeon HD 5870, however, was the fastest overall by small margin.






GTX 470

GTX 460

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The Radeon HD 6800 series scaled very well in the Just Cause 2 benchmark when a second GPU was introduced, which allowed them to pull ahead of both of the GeForces. The Radeon HD 5870 CrossFire config was still the fastest, though.

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