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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)
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti (1GB)
- 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 266.35
- Nvidia Forceware 266.56 (GTX 560 Ti)
- AMD Catalyst 10.12



According to 3DMark 11, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti is 6% slower than the Radeon HD 6870, which would be terrible news for Nvidia. Even worse the GTX 560 Ti is supposedly 6% slower than the GTX 470, the graphics card it's meant to be replacing. Let's move on to see how accurate these synthetic results truly are...