Performance in RPG
Dragon Age II
Bioware’s new RPG was featured in Radeon HD 6990 ads and for a good reason: Crysis Warhead has finally got a match in terms of hardware requirements. The overall picture is just the opposite to Lost Planet 2: Nvidia's solutions are not competitive to AMD's Cayman-based products. If the highest graphics quality settings are selected, the PowerColor card allows playing at 1600x900, which is quite an achievement considering the poor performance of the GeForce GTX 570, for example. Like in the rest of our games, except for Crysis Warhead, we can see no difference between the two versions of Radeon HD 6950 which differ in the amount of graphics memory.
Mass Effect 2
We enforced full-screen antialiasing using the method described in our special Mass Effect 2 review.
Here, our overclocking helps the PowerColor card overtake the GeForce GTX 560 Ti at 1600x900 and leave it behind at the higher resolutions. On the other hand, it is fast enough for comfortable play in every display mode, including Ultra HD, even without any overclocking. Like the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the PowerColor HD6950 1GB is surely an excellent choice for playing Mass Effect 2.