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Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters

Just Cause 2

Third-person shooters can be played at a lower frame rate than first-person ones. The Radeon HD 6670 is good here even though it can’t put the Turks’ architectural advantages to full use. This card, and the Radeon HD 6570 too, can be used to play the game in the 1080p mode. Alternatively, you can buy the older Radeon HD 5670 as it delivers good performance, too.

Lost Planet 2

None of these graphics cards can make the game playable at the maximum graphics quality settings. You can't avoid lowering the latter.

Performance in RPG

Dragon Age II

We use the latest patch with high-resolution textures.

RPGs are generally not as heavy as FPS games, yet Dragon Age II is an exception. Although the Radeon HD 6670 is much faster than the Radeon HD 5670, it can barely cope with the game even in the 720p mode. You'll have to lower the visual quality if you want to kill some dragons on your HTPC.

Mass Effect 2

We enforced full-screen antialiasing using the method described in our special Mass Effect 2 review.

 

You can follow soldier Shepard’s quest in both HD and Full-HD modes with the entry-level graphics cards. The good old Radeon HD 5670 looks good against the new generation, by the way.

 
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