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Review: AMD Radeon 6870 Crossfire Benchmarks and Review

Martin is dual graphics card mad this week putting two 6870's through their paces to see just how they compete against todays big hitters


As you can see from the results, the 6870 Crossfire produces very playable frame rates in every game that I played, ranging from popular DX9 and DX10 titles, through to some DX11 titles. It would be interesting to do a direct comparison to a 6970, as they’re at the same price point, and see what the overall difference between performance in and the end playability between the two equally priced graphic set ups, one being AMD’s single GPU flagship, the other being two mid-range cards.

If someone came to me, with around 250 pound in their pocket, wanting a GPU set up and had a Crossfire compliant board, I would not hesitate at all to advise them to go for a 6870 Crossfire. I’ve been using a 6870 Crossfire since the launch back in October 2010 and I’ve had nothing but a pleasant experience with them, much like the 5970 before them and the 4870x2 before that.

I would say my only concern with using a 6870 Crossfire, would be for the future “heavy hitting titles” which may stretch the 1GB VRAM limitation of the 6870’s.

Overall, I’d say the 6870 Crossfire, offers some of the best bang for buck performance at the moment.