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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 ZX Series (1250w)
- Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB (SATA 6Gb/s)
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti (1024MB)
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 (768MB)
- Inno3D GeForce GTS 450 (1024MB)
- Inno3D GeForce GT 430 (1024MB)
- Inno3D GeForce GT 520 (1024MB)
- HIS Radeon HD 6790 (1024MB)
- HIS Radeon HD 6770 (1024MB)
- HIS Radeon HD 6750 (1024MB)
- HIS Radeon HD 6670 (1024MB)
- HIS Radeon HD 6570 (1024MB)
- HIS Radeon HD 6450 (1024MB)
- Asus Radeon HD 5670 (1024MB)
- Asus Radeon HD 5570 (1024MB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Nvidia Forceware 270.61
- AMD Catalyst 11.4

The 3Dmark 11 data indicates that the GeForce GTX 460 (768MB) is the fastest graphics card tested with a score of 5360pts, just ahead the Radeon HD 6790's 5276pts. The 6770 clocked in at 14% slower than the 6790, but it proved to be 5% faster than the pricier GTX 550 Ti.

The $110 GTX 450 and HD 6750 delivered almost the same performance with 3758pts and 3815pts, respectively. AMD's rebadged HD 6670 was 4% faster than the old HD 5670 while the HD 6570 and HD 5570 were 14% slower with virtually identical performance.

With 1923pts, the GT 430 was 23% slower than the HD 5570 and over 80% faster than the new HD 6450 and GT 520 graphics cards.