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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
HIS Radeon HD6850 IceQ-X Turbo Video Card
Closer Look: HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo
HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo Details
Features and Specifications
VGA Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Street Fighter IV
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2
DX11: BattleForge
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DX10: Street Fighter IV

Capcom's Street Fighter IV is part of the now-famous Street Fighter series that began in 1987. The 2D Street Fighter II was one of the most popular fighting games of the 1990s, and now gets a 3D face-lift to become Street Fighter 4. The Street Fighter 4 benchmark utility was released as a novel way to test your system's ability to run the game. It uses a few dressed-up fight scenes where combatants fight against each other using various martial arts disciplines. Feet, fists and magic fill the screen with a flurry of activity. Due to the rapid pace, varied lighting and the use of music this is one of the more enjoyable benchmarks. Street Fighter IV uses a proprietary Capcom SF4 game engine, which is enhanced over previous versions of the game.

Using the highest quality DirectX-10 settings with 8x AA and 16x AF, a mid to high end card will ace this test, but it will still weed out the slower cards out there.

  • Street Fighter IV Benchmark
    • Extreme Settings: (Very High Quality, 8x AA, 16x AF, Parallel rendering On, Shadows High)

Street_Fighter_IV.jpg

Cost Analysis: Street Fighter IV (1680x1050)

  • $154.99 MSI GeForce GTX550-Ti costs $1.33 per FPS
  • $169.99 Radeon HD6850 costs $1.48 per FPS
  • $185.99 GeForce GTX 460 costs $1.42 per FPS
  • $199.99 Radeon HD6870 costs $1.49 per FPS
  • $249.99 GeForce GTX 560Ti costs $1.38 per FPS
  • $249.99 Radeon HD6950 costs $1.71 per FPS
  • $184.99 HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo costs $1.50 per FPS
  • $229.99 HIS HD6870 IceQ X Turbo X costs $1.56 per FPS
  • $299.99 HIS HD6950 IceQ X Turbo X costs $1.91 per FPS
  • Test Summary: The Street Fighter IV test comes across a little biased towards the green team, perhaps the good old 'NVIDIA The way it's meant to be played' logo displayed when you launch the benchmark gives that away. As you will see later in the performance analysis, this analogy is turned on its head when a game that was touted as an NVIDIA game (METRO 2033) actually performs better on AMD hardware when PhysX is disabled. Street Fighter IV is a very fast paced game but even the HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo manages to get an 'A' rating.

    Graphics Card GeForce
    GTX550-Ti (OC)
    Radeon
    HD6850
    GeForce
    GTX460 (OC)
    Radeon
    HD6870
    GeForce
    GTX 560Ti
    Radeon
    HD6950
    HIS HD6850
    IceQ X Turbo
    HIS HD6870
    IceQ X TurboX
    HIS HD6950
    IceQ X TurboX
    GPU Cores 192 960 336 1120 384 1408 960 1120 1408
    Core Clock (MHz) 950 775 715 900 822 800 820 975 880
    Shader Clock (MHz) 1900 N/A 1430 N/A 1645 N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Memory Clock (MHz) 1075 1000 900 1050 1002 1250 1100 1150 1300
    Memory Amount 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5
    Memory Interface 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit



     

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