Benchmarks: Far Cry 2, Aliens vs. Predator
While we found that Crossfire scales rather poorly in Far Cry 2, this is not the case with SLI. Here the GTX 590 was 53% faster than the GTX 580 and a whopping 46% faster than the HD 6990. With an average of 101fps at 2560x1600, the GeForce GTX 590 also outpaced the HD 6970 and HD 5970 by 87% and 58%.
Aliens vs. Predator
We used the highly demanding DX11 benchmark from Aliens vs. Predator playing through a test scene in the same sequence every time for accurate results. The maximum possible visuals were enabled along with 4xAA/16xAF.
Although the GTX 590 blitzed Far Cry 2, it struggled in Aliens vs. Predator. At 2560x1600 it averaged just 45fps making it 10% slower than the HD 6990. Despite this, it was 50% faster than the HD 6970, 41% faster than the GTX 580 and 32% faster than the HD 5970.
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