Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
Contrary to the previous test, the Radeon HD 6870 is slower than the GeForce GTX 560 in the FSAA-less mode but goes ahead when we enable full-screen antialiasing. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is 11% faster than the GeForce GTX 560 when both are clocked at their reference frequencies, but the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum is a mere 2 to 2.5% behind the reference GTX 560 Ti and even beats the latter when additionally overclocked.
Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City
The Nvidia-based cards are only competing among themselves in this test because the Radeon HD 6870 is much faster. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is 11% ahead of the GTX 560, but the overclocked GTX 560 from Palit beats the reference GTX 560 Ti.
Left 4 Dead 2
The Radeon HD 6870 is also faster than the GeForce GTX 560 in the frequently updated and improved Left 4 Dead 2. The gap is 7 to 16%. The reference GeForce GTX 560 is also 9 to 15% slower than the reference GTX 560 Ti, but the latter is overtaken by Palit’s pre-overclocked GTX 560.
Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
The GeForce GTX 560 and Radeon HD 6870 are almost equal in Metro 2033: The Last Refuge. The AMD-based card is somewhat inferior in terms of the bottom frame rate, which is an important factor for this game with its high system requirements. We can remind you that we ran Metro 2033: The Last Refuge not at its maximum graphics quality settings and without full-screen antialiasing, yet the mainstream graphics cards are barely able to cope with it.
Just Cause 2
The Radeon HD 6870 leaves no chance to the Nvidia-based products in Just Cause 2. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GTX 560 cards behave in the same way as in the previous tests.
Aliens vs. Predator (2010)
The Radeon HD 6870 is ahead of the GeForce GTX 560 but not as much as in the previous game. Otherwise, the overall picture is the same.