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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.

F1 2010 proved to be a clear strong point for the Radeon HD 6990. In this game, at both resolutions, AMD's flagship dual-GPU powered card ran rampant over the GeForce GTX 590.

Performance actually suffered on the quad-CrossFireX setup in the F1 2010 benchmark, which allowed the dual-GeForce GTX 590 quad-SLI setup to somewhat close the gap, although scaling past two GPUs wasn't very good at all in this game with current drivers and application profiles.

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