MSI R6850 Cyclone Power Edition Review

Written by Harry Butler

April 1, 2011 | 07:44

Tags: #april-fool #hd-6850 #lol #radeon-hd-6850

Companies: #msi

Colin McRae: Dirt 2

Publisher: Codemasters

From our Colin McRae: Dirt 2 review:
'While Dirt 2’s shift away from ‘pure’ rallying to a more contemporary styling will likely divide players, there’s no arguing that the game itself looks simply stunning, improving upon Race Driver: GRID’s EGO engine to make Dirt 2 one of the best looking racers we’ve ever seen. Both cars and tracksides are lavishly detailed, and there are dozens of gorgeous touches, from the spattering mud in jungle stages, to the jaw dropping water effects from the driver’s cam when you hit a water hazard.'

We drive a lap around the London, Battersea track, with a full eight-car grid, starting at the back. We use the High image quality settings in DX11 mode, and repeat each test three times, discarding anomalous results and averaging the consistent ones.

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Colin McRae: Dirt 2

1,680 x 1,050 4x AA 16x AF, DirectX 11, Maximum Detail

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (overclocked)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (stock)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5970 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 1.3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB
  • MSI Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (rev 2) 896MB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    • 149
    • 121
    • 138
    • 120
    • 134
    • 112
    • 131
    • 111
    • 126
    • 109
    • 122
    • 107
    • 119
    • 103
    • 110
    • 98
    • 106
    • 93
    • 89
    • 78
    • 83
    • 73
    • 84
    • 71
    • 82
    • 71
    • 88
    • 70
    • 81
    • 70
    • 77
    • 67
    • 81
    • 63
    • 72
    • 62
    • 71
    • 57
    • 70
    • 56
    • 72
    • 55
    • 70
    • 52
    • 72
    • 52
    • 61
    • 47
    • 54
    • 42
0
25
50
75
100
125
150
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Colin McRae: Dirt 2

1,920 x 1,080 4x AA 16x AF, DirectX 11, Maximum Detail

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (overclocked)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (stock)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5970 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 1.3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB
  • MSI Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (rev 2) 896MB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    • 150
    • 120
    • 132
    • 113
    • 130
    • 110
    • 127
    • 107
    • 117
    • 103
    • 109
    • 95
    • 113
    • 91
    • 101
    • 89
    • 98
    • 87
    • 84
    • 75
    • 80
    • 68
    • 79
    • 64
    • 82
    • 63
    • 77
    • 63
    • 76
    • 62
    • 72
    • 62
    • 75
    • 59
    • 68
    • 55
    • 64
    • 55
    • 68
    • 53
    • 65
    • 51
    • 67
    • 50
    • 56
    • 45
    • 51
    • 39
0
25
50
75
100
125
150
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

Colin McRae: Dirt 2

2,560 x 1,600 4x AA 16x AF, DirectX 11, Maximum Detail

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 3GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (overclocked)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB (stock)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5970 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 1.3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (rev 2) 896MB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • MSI Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 1GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    • 127
    • 113
    • 110
    • 96
    • 102
    • 89
    • 91
    • 80
    • 85
    • 76
    • 73
    • 65
    • 69
    • 61
    • 64
    • 56
    • 63
    • 56
    • 62
    • 55
    • 58
    • 51
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    • 50
    • 57
    • 47
    • 52
    • 45
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    • 50
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    • 33
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    • 32
    • 39
    • 31
    • 33
    • 25
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100
125
Frames Per Second
  • Average
  • Minimum

For an explanation of the meaning of these numbers, head to the Results Analysis page.
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