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3DMark11 and FarCry 2

Futuremark 3DMark11
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

Futuremark 3DMark11

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark11, is specifically bound to Windows Vista and 7-based systems because it uses the advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 11, which isn't available on previous versions of Windows.  3DMark11 isn't simply a port of 3DMark Vantage to DirectX 11, though.  With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated four new graphics tests, a physics tests, and a new combined test.  We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark11's Performance preset option, which uses a resolution of 1280x720 with no anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering.

3DMark11 tells essentially the same story as Unigine Heaven from the previous page. The new Radeon HD 6570 and HD 6670 cards can't quite keep pace with the Radeon HD 5770 or GeForce GTS 450.

FarCry 2
DirectX Gaming Performance

FarCry 2

Like the original, FarCry 2 is one of the more visually impressive games to be released on the PC to date. Courtesy of the Dunia game engine developed by Ubisoft, FarCry 2's game-play is enhanced by advanced environment physics, destructible terrain, high resolution textures, complex shaders, realistic dynamic lighting, and motion-captured animations.  We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article with a fully patched version of FarCry 2, using one of the built-in demo runs recorded in the "Ranch" map.  The test results shown here were run at various resolutions with 4X AA enabled.

The performance trend continues in the FarCry 2 benchmark. Both the Radeon HD 6570 and 6670 put up playable framerates in FC2 at these taxing settings, but the older, similarly priced cards offer much more performance.

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