Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 is the first but not the only game in which the GeForce GTX 550 Ti turns to be better than the Radeon HD 6790. The “green” card is 6 to 9% faster here. The Radeon HD 6790 in its turn is 9% ahead of the Radeon HD 5770 and 17 to 20% slower than the HD 6850. The overclocked GeForce GTX 460 delivers the highest frame rate in Far Cry 2 among the graphics cards tested for this review.
BattleForge: Lost Souls
The Radeon HD 6790 outperforms the GeForce GTX 550 Ti in BattleForge: Lost Souls until 4x MSAA is turned on. Take note that neither of them delivers a playable frame rate. The Radeon HD 6870 wins this test. It cannot be challenged even by the well-overclocked Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460.
Resident Evil 5
We’ve got the same standings here as in the previous test: the Radeon HD 6790 is somewhat faster than the GeForce GTX 550 Ti in the FSAA-less mode but falls behind it as soon as FSAA is turned on. The Radeon HD 6790 is closer to the HD 5770 than to the HD 6850 in this game. The overclocked Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 are again ahead of the reference Radeon HD 6870.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
AMD’s solutions are superior to their Nvidia opponents in this game. For example, the new Radeon HD 6790 competes with the more expensive GeForce GTX 460, leaving the similarly priced GeForce GTX 550 Ti behind by 18 to 37%. Moreover, even the Radeon HD 5770 proves to be able to beat the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, making it easy to choose the graphics card series for playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. The overclocked Radeon HD 6850 and GeForce GTX 460 cannot outperform the reference Radeon HD 6870.