AMD Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 Overclocked Round-up

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Dirt 2 - DX11


 Dirt 2
 DX11 Gaming Performance


Dirt 2

Dirt 2 was released in September 2009 and provides a sequel to the original Colin McRae: Dirt racing game. Codemasters delayed the PC version of Dirt 2 so that they could enhance their Ego engine with DirectX 11 effects. Dirt 2 is also a solid benchmark for multi-core processors since DX11 is designed to take advantage of multi-threaded system architectures.



With image quality cranked up, all the cards in our round up did well during the Dirt 2 benchmark. The PowerColor HD 6870 PCS+ and HIS HD 6870 Turbo performed similarly, while the 6850 turned in the slowest FPS, but was able to provide smooth game play throughout testing.

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