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Benchmarks: Dirt 2, F1 2010

Dirt 2 has a fantastic built-in benchmark tool that measures actual gameplay performance very accurately. The game was run in DirectX 11 mode with 4xAA enabled and the best visual quality settings.

When testing Dirt 2 at 1920x1200 we had the new GeForce GTX 560 Ti performing 10% faster than the GTX 470 and Radeon HD 6950 graphics cards, averaging 79fps. The GTX 560 Ti was 19% slower than the more expensive GTX 570, but 20% faster than the Radeon HD 6870.

F1 2010
F1 2010 has a great built-in benchmark tool that was added in with the first patch. The game was run in DirectX 11 with 8xMSAA enabled and the best visual quality settings. It should be noted that we weren't able to get Crossfire working correctly in this game with the latest drivers, so the Radeon HD 5970 was unable to pull ahead here.

F1 2010's performance at 1920x1200 was not nearly as impressive as the Dirt 2 results. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti was just 18% slower than the GTX 570, but also 18% slower than the old GeForce GTX 470, which is a little puzzling.

Moreover, it was 21% slower than the Radeon HD 6870 and a whopping 26% slower than the HD 6950.