Test System Specs & 3Dmark 11

Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 920 (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
- x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
- OCZ GameXStream (700W)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Gigabyte Radeon HD 6970 (2GB)
- AMD Radeon HD 6950 (2GB)
- AMD Radeon HD 6870 (1GB)
- AMD Radeon HD 5970 (2GB)
- AMD Radeon HD 5870 (1GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5850 (1GB)
- AMD Radeon HD 5830 (1GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5770 (1GB)
- HIS Radeon HD 5750 (1GB)
- Asus GeForce GTX 580 (1.5GB)
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 (1.3GB)
- Inno3D GeForce GTX 480 (1.5GB)
- Palit GeForce GTX 470 (1.3GB)
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 (1GB)
- Palit GeForce GTS 450 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Nvidia Forceware 263.09
- AMD Catalyst 10.11
- AMD Radeon_HD6900 8.79.6.2RC2 Dec7



Using the new Futuremark 3Dmark 11 benchmark, the Radeon HD 6950 was 20% faster than the GeForce GTX 470 when running the extreme test. Should this be the case when running actual games this could be very good news for AMD.

The same test also reported that the Radeon HD 6950 was ~5% slower than the GeForce GTX 570 and 12% slower than the HD 6970 while it was just 2% faster than the HD 5870.