Lost Planet 2
The GeForce series cards beat the Radeon HD 6870 here. The reference GTX 560 Ti is 12-14% ahead of the reference GTX 560 but 2-3% slower than the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum.
StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty
The GeForce and Radeon series cards of the same price are equals until we turn on 4x MSAA. Our doing that cripples the performance of the Radeon HD 6870, so there is no competition in the MSAA mode. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is 15-17% faster than the GTX 560. The Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum at 900/4200 MHz is comparable to the reference GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which is quite an achievement considering the difference in price.
Mafia 2 produces the same picture of performance as we’ve seen in most of the other tests.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V
The Radeon failed in the FSAA mode of StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, and the GeForce series do the same in Sid Meier’s Civilization V. Otherwise, we don’t see anything new here.
The Radeon HD 6870 beats the GeForce GTX 560 and even the GTX 560 Ti here. The latter is 12-15% ahead of the reference GTX 560 but is matched by the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum.