AMD Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card Review

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Just Cause 2 Performance

Just Cause 2
DX10.1 Gaming Performance


Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 was released in March 2010, from developers Avalanche Studios and Eidos Interactive. The game makes use of the Avalanche Engine 2.0, an updated version of the similarly named original. It is set on the fictional island of Panau in southeast Asia, and you play the role of Rico Rodriquez. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article using one of the built-in demo runs called Desert Sunrise.  The test results shown here were run at various resolutions and settings. This game also supports a few CUDA-enabled features, but they were left disabled to keep the playing field level. 

The Radeon HD 6790's performance falls somewhere in between the stock and factory overclocked GeForce GTX 550 Ti in the Just Cause 2 benchmark. The 6790 was faster than the stock 550 Ti at both resolutions, but trailed the factory overclocked model at 1920x1200. The 6790 pulls ahead again at 2560x1600, but we doubt there's many 30" LCD owners out there looking for a $150 graphics card...


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