We've got a whole mess of cards in our review today which include the HD 5870, HD 6870, HD 6850, HD 6850 in Crossfire, HD 6870 in Crossfire, Gainward GTX 570 Goes Like Hell Edition, MSI GTX 580 and the GIGABYTE GTX 480.
We'll be able to figure out exactly how the new HD 6950 sits in the market when we compare it to all these setups today. Just for good measure as well, though, we've added 3DMark 11 and Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 into the benchmark line-up.
We've also removed the original H.A.W.X. and Final Fantasy XIV; the latter due to the issues Crossfire has with the benchmark due to it running in Windowed mode. It means our TPR and TVR graphs will have to be started again, but we've already got a load of cards to add to it, so we're not worried.
We've got a huge amount of results on tap today which will give us a great idea of exactly how the HD 6950 sits compared to the current crop of both NVIDIA and AMD cards.
Let's get started!
3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.
Compared to the other single card AMD setups, you can see the HD 6950 has no trouble beating all of them at both presets. Compared to the NVIDIA offering it falls behind all of them; at the highest resolution, though, the gap is a lot smaller than it is at the lower one, especially when compared to the GTX 480.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and 3DMark 11]
- Page 4 [3DMark Vantage]
- Page 5 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Street Fighter IV]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 15 [Temperature Test]
- Page 16 [Sound Test]
- Page 17 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 18 [Total Performance Rating (TPR)]
- Page 19 [Total Value Rating (TVR)]
- Page 20 [Final Thoughts]