AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review: Antilles Has Arrived

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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 6990 put up another dominant performance in the F1 2010 benchmark. Here, the dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 6990 was about 80% faster than both the Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 580 at the higher resolution. Its lead over the same top-end cards at lower resolutions are smaller, but still impressive with a 45% gain over the GeForce GTX 580 and a 55% gain over the Radeon HD 6970.

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