The GeForce GTX 590 is indisputably faster in the easiest display mode (1920x1080 pixels without FSAA). The harder the settings, the closer the Radeon HD 6990 is to its opponent, finally overtaking the latter at 2560x1600 with FSAA.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V
The Radeon HD 6990 is somewhat faster than the GeForce GTX 590 but the overall picture is the same as in the other tests.
The 2011 season of Formula 1 is about to take off and the fans of this game series should know that the Radeon HD 6990 is faster than the GeForce GTX 590, yet both ensure a comfortable frame rate even at the highest settings.
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2
The GeForce GTX 590 retaliates quickly as you can see in the diagrams. Nvidia wins this test, yet you should note that even a single Radeon HD 6970 is quite enough for playing Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 with comfort.
Crysis 2 beta
There’s no point in commenting upon the results obtained in a beta version of a game. These numbers are not included into the summary diagrams.