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Written by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
VisionTek 900338 Radeon HD 6870 Video Card
VisionTek 6870 Closer Look
Features and Specifications
Video Card Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Crysis Warhead
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2
DX11: BattleForge
DX9 SSAO: Mafia II
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
Overclocking and Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
VisionTek 900338 Conclusion

DX11: Aliens vs Predator

Aliens vs. Predator is a science fiction first-person shooter video game, developed by Rebellion, and published by Sega for Microsoft Windows, Sony PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Xbox 360. Aliens vs. Predator utilizes Rebellion's proprietary Asura game engine, which had previously found its way into Call of Duty: World at War and Rogue Warrior. The self-contained benchmark tool is used for our DirectX-11 tests, which push the Asura game engine to its limit.

In our benchmark tests, Aliens vs. Predator was configured to use the highest quality settings with 4x AA and 16x AF. DirectX-11 features such as Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) and tessellation have also been included, along with advanced shadows.

  • Aliens vs Predator
    • Extreme Settings: (Very High Quality, 4x AA, 16x AF, SSAO, Tessellation, Advanced Shadows)

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Aliens vs Predator Extreme Quality Settings

Cost Analysis: Aliens vs Predator (1680x1050)

  • $167 GeForce GTX 460 768MB costs $6.71 per FPS
  • $180 Radeon HD 6850 1GB costs $6.41 per FPS
  • $220 GeForce GTX 460 1GB costs $7.67 per FPS
  • $240 Radeon HD 6870 1GB costs $7.27 per FPS
  • $260 EVGA GTX 460 FTW 1GB costs $7.54 per FPS
  • $262 Radeon HD 5850 1GB costs $7.92 per FPS
  • $292 GeForce GTX 470 1GB costs $8.13 per FPS

Test Summary: Aliens vs Predator may use the well-known Asura game engine, but DirectX-11 extensions push the graphical demand on this game to levels eclipsed only by Mafia-II or Metro 2033 (and possibly equivalent to DX10 Crysis). With an unbiased appetite for raw DirectX-11 graphics performance, Aliens vs Predator accepts AMD and NVIDIA products as equal contenders. When high-strain SSAO is called into action, the AMD Radeon HD 6850 compares to the 1GB GeForce GTX 460 at stock speeds, while the VisionTek Radeon HD 6870 performs identically to the more expensive Radeon HD 5850 and also matches up to the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 FTW video card.

Graphics Card GeForce GTX460 Radeon 6850 GeForce GTX460 Radeon HD6870 EVGA GTX460 FTW Radeon HD5850 GeForce GTX470
GPU Cores 336 960 336 1120 336 1440 448
Core Clock (MHz) 675 775 675 900 850 725 608
Shader Clock (MHz) 1350 N/A 1350 N/A 1700 N/A 1215
Memory Clock (MHz) 900 1000 900 1050 1000 1000 837
Memory Amount 768MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1280MB GDDR5
Memory Interface 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 320-bit



 

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