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F1 2010 Performance

F1 2010
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

F1 2010

Though Codemasters still continues to torture us with their ridiculously complicated labyrinth of game menus, we’ve found ourselves coming back to one of their titles for a taste of bleeding-edge DX11 benchmarking. F1 2010 is their latest racing simulation and like Dirt 2, it sports impressive visuals with DX11 support. “Ultra” settings for shadow effects and post processing elements like depth of field then become available to the gamer and in turn, crank up the workload on the graphics subsystem. The game engine also makes use of multi-core processors for higher performance on top-end systems. We tested the game configured with its Ultra graphics options at resolutions of 1920x1200 and 2560x1600.

The Radeon HD 6900 series cards performed well in the F1 2010 benchmark. Here, the Radeon HD 6970 finishes a step ahead of the GeForce GTX 570 and just misses the mark set by the GTX 580 at the higher resolution.The 6950 is faster than the GTX 570 at the higher resolution as well.

Again, due to some very good dual-card performance scaling, the Radeon HD 6900 series cards finish in the top two spots in the F1 2010 benchmark, besting even the GeForce GTX 580 SLI setup.

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