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Benchmarks: Far Cry 2, Aliens vs. Predator
To test Far Cry 2 we used the "Action Scene" from the custom benchmark tool. We feel this is an excellent representation of real gameplay performance. We ran this DirectX 10 title at maximum in-game visual settings with 8xAA.
In Far Cry 2 the GeForce GTX 560 Ti beat the old GTX 470 by a 12% margin at 1920x1200, while it was about 9% slower than the GTX 570. This also made it 10% faster than the Radeon HD 6950 and 23% speedier than the HD 6870.
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.
The GeForce GTX 560 Ti averaged 32fps at 1920x1200 which placed it on par with the Radeon HD 6870 and 10% faster than the GeForce GTX 470. It was also 24% slower than the Radeon HD 6950 and 26% slower than the GTX 570.