Benchmarks: Just Cause 2, Mass Effect 2

We used the built-in benchmark tool for Just Cause 2, choosing the most demanding of three tests, called "Concrete Jungle". Fraps was used to record the minimum frame rates and monitor the benchmark tool's coherence. The best in-game visual settings were selected with 8xAA/16xAF.

Interestingly, the GeForce GTX 570 was only 6% slower than the GTX 580 when testing with Just Cause 2 at 1920x1200. That said, it was also just 2% faster than the GeForce GTX 480, which is a narrower margin compared to other games, while it managed to lead the GTX 470 by a 32% margin and the Radeon HD 5870 a 36% margin.

Mass Effect 2
We again relied on Fraps to test Mass Effect 2, recording 60 seconds of gameplay from the level "Lazarus Research Station". Maximum in-game quality settings with 4xAA/16xAF were used.

In Mass Effect 2 we found that the GeForce GTX 570 was just 4% faster than the Radeon HD 5870, while it was 45% faster than the GTX 470 at 1920x1200. When compared to the GeForce GTX 580 the new GTX 570 was 16% slower.