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Performance in Third-Person 3D Shooters

Just Cause 2

There is again minimal performance difference between two generations of Radeon 6000 solutions, and GeForce GTX 560 Ti competes successfully against both: it delivers comfortable gaming experience in up to 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 resolutions. However, if you intend to play in 2560x1600, you will need to go as high as GeForce GTX 580, with a completely different price tag.

Lost Planet 2

Radeon HD 6950 is completely defeated by a cheaper GeForce GTX 560 Ti. While in 2560x1600 the AMD card uses its hidden reserves of the texturing and memory sub-systems to withstand the opponent, then in work modes that are less critical to these parameters the newcomer gets as far ahead as 30-36%! Most importantly, GeForce GTX 560 Ti performance is high enough for 1920x1080 despite the resource appetites of this game.

Performance in RPG

Fallout: New Vegas

It is hard to say anything about GeForce GTX 560 Ti performance in Fallout: New Vegas. This game is way too simple for any relatively powerful contemporary graphics accelerator. I would only like to point out a slight lag behind Radeon HD 6950 and a slight advantage over Radeon HD 6870 in 2560x1600.

Mass Effect 2

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

The newcomer’s victory in this test is not as convincing as in Lost Planet 2, but GeForce GTX 560 Ti is ahead of both Radeon HD 6000 models in 1600x900 resolution. In higher resolutions, our hero is at least as fast as a more expensive Radeon HD 6950, so AMD should really be worries at this point and think about possibly lowering the prices of their Cayman based solutions.

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