|VisionTek 900338 Radeon HD 6870 Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Saturday, 30 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 AMD 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 6870 share a relatively similar cost per frame value with the 1GB EVGA GeForce GTX 460 FTW, but gets trampled in terms of frame rate performance. Compared with the more-expensive Radeon HD 5850, the VisionTek 6870 performs about the same and offers a much better value.