AMD Radeon HD 7970: 28nm Tahiti GPU 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 '10, 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.

We saw more of the same with the Just Cause 2 benchmark. In this game, the Radeon HD 7970 proved to be about 49.6% faster than the Radeon HD 6970, and between 15.8% and 27.6% faster than the GeForce GTX 580 cards. The dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 6990 and GeForce GTX 590, however, remained the fastest graphics cards overall, by fairly large margins.

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