This is my card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
I seem to be disheartened at some things I've been seeing. I saw a video of a Company of Heroes game with fraps with a Radeon 5850, all maxed out, and it seemed to be doing much better than my 6870. On Borderlands, if I were to turn it up to max, the FPS suffers. I max out the quality settings in Battlefield 2, a game made in 2006, and I feel that it should be able to be maxed out with a consistent 60 fps run, but it doesn't come up to my expectations.
Now this might be my processor's fault, as it is a AMD 250 duocore, which is rated at 5.85 ghz. I do have a new processor, but due to my inexperience with installing processors and coolers, I have yet to put it in. However, I see everywhere it touted "Graphics cards mean everything for running games, processors mean little to nothing. I ran a test on Hwcompare, an the 6870 should be doing better, but it's still confusing. I'm going to test out some games on max.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/07/11 09:09:37 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4082MB RAM
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6738)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6738&SUBSYS_31031682&REV_00
Display Memory: 2797 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1012 MB
Shared Memory: 1785 MB