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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
HIS HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X 2GB Video Card
Closer Look: HIS Radeon HD7850
HIS IceQ Turbo Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
VGA Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Street Fighter IV
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2
DX11: BattleField 3
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
HIS HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
HIS HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DX11: BattleField 3

Battlefield 3 is leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, DICE's new cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built - delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and character animation utilizing ANT technology as seen in the latest EA SPORTS games. Battlefield 3 also delivers all-out vehicle warfare with an incredible Array of vehicles to control, including Jets, tanks, jeeps and helicopters.

In our benchmark tests of Battlefield 3, the first two minutes of action in the single-player mission 'Operation swordbreaker' (after skipping the interview scene) are captured with FRAPS. Relative to the online multiplayer action, these frame rate results are nearly identical to daytime maps with the same video settings. The Frostbite 2 game engine in Battlefield 3 can strain even the most powerful video cards when all the settings are on max, so for these mid range video cards more moderate settings are used.

  • BattleField 3
    • High Settings: (High Quality, 2x MSAA, AA Post High, 8x AF, SSAO)

Battlefield 3.jpg

Cost Analysis: Battlefield 3 (1680x1050)

  • $299.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X costs $5.06 per FPS
  • $139.99 NVIDIA GeForce Gigabyte GTX 460 OC costs $3.38 per FPS
  • $199.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD6870 X Turbo X costs $4.53 per FPS
  • $249.99 NVIDIA GeForce MSI GTX 560Ti Hawk costs $4.12 per FPS
  • $289.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD6950 X Turbo X costs $5.74 per FPS
  • $379.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD7870 IceQ Turbo costs $5.23 per FPS
  • Video Card Test Products

    Graphics Card Gigabyte GeForce
    GTX 460 OC
    HIS Radeon
    HD6870 X Turbo X
    MSI GeForce
    GTX 560Ti Hawk
    HIS Radeon
    HD6950 X Turbo X
    HIS Radeon
    HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X
    HIS Radeon
    HD7870 IceQ Turbo
    GPU Cores 336 1120 384 1408 1024 1280
    Core Clock (MHz) 715 975 950 880 1000 1100
    Shader Clock (MHz) 1430 N/A 1900 N/A N/A N/A
    Memory Clock (MHz) 900 1150 1050 1300 1250 1200
    Memory Amount 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5
    Memory Interface 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit



     

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    # Settings are unclearcatleap 2013-02-17 11:56
    The text above the benchmark results says "Extreme Settings: (High Quality, Normal Tessellation, 16x AF, 4x AA)".

    However the actual benchmark image states you are using 8xAA. So which AA setting are you using for these tests?

    Also, why did you do a cost analysis for 1680x1050 and not 1080p?
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