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Published March 24, 2011
Our custom Crysis Warhead test using Fraps does not favor the Nvidia cards like the built-in benchmark tool, though it's not entirely clear why. In any case, we found the GeForce GTX 590 to be 10% slower than the Radeon HD 6990. Meanwhile, it was 69% faster than the HD 6970, 50% faster than the HD 5970, and it beat the GTX 580 by a 54% margin.
World in Conflict Soviet Assault
World in Conflict has a solid built-in benchmark tool, so we relied on it using the "very high" quality setting with 4xAA/16xAF.
The GTX 590 regained control when testing with World in Conflict, averaging 80fps at 2560x1600. This made it 4% faster than the HD 6990, 67% faster than the HD 6970 and 54% faster than the HD 5970. Against its single-GPU counterpart, the GTX 590 was 48% faster.
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