2560x1600 - Gaming Performance

At 2560x1600, Tribes: Ascend is unbelievably demanding, bringing Nvidia's last-gen flagship GTX 580 down to just 61fps while the HD 7970 was even slower at 55fps. The GTX 480 and 570 averaged 52fps, while the HD 7950 dipped to 48fps and the older HD 6970 averaged 44fps, a fraction faster than the 43fps produced by the GTX 560 Ti and HD 7870. For this resolution, hardcore gamers will want nothing less than an HD 7950 while the HD 7970/GTX 580 or better would be ideal.