|Sapphire 100315L Radeon HD 6850 Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 26 October 2010|
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BattleForge is free Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) developed by EA Phenomic with DirectX-11 graphics capability. Combining strategic cooperative battles, the community of MMO games, and trading card gameplay, BattleForge players are free to put their creatures, spells and buildings into combination's they see fit. These units are represented in the form of digital cards from which you build your own unique army. With minimal resources and a custom tech tree to manage, the gameplay is unbelievably accessible and action-packed.
Benchmark Reviews uses the built-in graphics benchmark to measure performance in BattleForge, using Very High quality settings (detail) and 8x anti-aliasing with auto multi-threading enabled. BattleForge is one of the first titles to take advantage of DirectX-11 in Windows 7, and offers a very robust color range throughout the busy battleground landscape. The charted results illustrate how performance measures-up between video cards when Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) is enabled.
BattleForge Extreme Quality Settings
Cost Analysis: BattleForge (1680x1050)
Test Summary: With BattleForge graphics settings turned to their highest quality, the Radeon HD 6850 is reduced to competing with the less-expensive 768MB GeForce GTX 460 and loses the cost per frame value. Alternatively, the Radeon HD 6850 achieves a better cost per frame value than the 1GB EVGA GeForce GTX 460 FTW, but gets trampled in terms of frame rate performance. Compared with the older Radeon HD 5770 and price-appropriate 5830, the Radeon HD 6850 enjoys a significant lead in both value and performance. At 1680x1050 resolution with extreme quality settings, the Radeon HD 5770 produced 19.3 FPS in Alien vs Predator compared to 23.1 with the Radeon HD 5830, while the Radeon HD 6850 produced 28.1 FPS.