The ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti wins 3DMark 2011, leaving behind the well-overclocked ASUS GeForce GTX 660. The latter is closely followed by the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870. The HIS Radeon HD 7850 takes last place, being just a little slower than the GTX 660. We’ve got rather predictable results here. Now let’s see what we have in the latest version of 3DMark.
We see the same picture in every test scene. The tested cards don’t differ much in performance but the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti is formally in the lead. It is followed by the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 and the overclocked ASUS GeForce GTX 660. At its default clock rates the latter is outperformed by the HIS Radeon HD 7850.
Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
The graphics cards hardly differ in Metro 2033: The Last Refuge. Take note that, unlike in the two previous tests, the overclocked ASUS GeForce GTX 660 is ahead of its senior cousin.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai
Nvidia’s driver updates bring about performance improvements in games, including Total War: Shogun 2. As a result, the GeForce series looks preferable to the Radeons here. The ASUS GeForce GTX 660 is ahead of the Radeon HD 7870, enjoying a substantial advantage at 1920x1080. The HD 7870 competes with the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 but falls behind when we enable antialiasing. The HIS Radeon HD 7850 takes last place in this test.