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When using a single 30” monitor at 2560x1600 we found that the Radeon HD 6990 was 11% faster than the GeForce GTX 590. As we increase the resolution to 5040x1050 that margin is reduced to just 2% in favor of the Radeon HD 6990. Then at 5760x1200 and 7680x1600 the frame rates drop a bit too much, the cards are evenly matched though you won't be playing at these resolutions.
We used Fraps to measure frame rates during a minute of gameplay from the first single-player level called Second Chance for all our benchmarks. The scene is quite busy and should provide a fair representation of the performance you can expect to see on Crysis 2.
Crossfire performance is still a little wobbly on Crysis 2 and as result the GeForce GTX 590 has a significant performance advantage over the Radeon HD 6990. At 5040x1050 the GeForce GTX 590 was 71% faster, 78% faster at 5760x1200 and 88% faster at 7680x1600.
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