HD 6850 and 6870 Pictured

The new mainstream Radeon video cards from AMD have been captured. Legit Reviews managed to receive each card and they have a few photos to show off.

Both cards (pictured above) are targeted at the more price/performance conscious mainstream market. AMD appears to be having a bit of fun in the marketing department at the moment with a curious name replacement scheme that has the HD 6870 replacing the HD 5850 and the HD 6850 replacing the HD 5830.

Considering Nvidia’s excellent sales performance with the GTX 460 in the mainstream market, it really was only a matter of time before AMD responded with their own offering. With what appears to be excellent statistics for the price, it looks like AMD’s new products are set to steal the crowd away from Nvidia once again in that category. Below are a few charts which lists the specs of each card in depth courtesy of chiphell.

[Shout out to killerhurtalot for beating me to the info]

Sources: legitreviews.com, chiphell.com