Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti Phantom 2 Graphics Card Review
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – DirectX 11
The game that some are saying is the most realistic portrayal of war on computer to date puts the player in the shoes of a member of Bravo Company. The unit lurches from one insanely suicidal mission to the other in a wide range of countries and climates. One minute the player has to create fires from grenade explosions to stave off hypothermia, the next they are hiding from the enemy in the jungle. In the multiplayer mode there is the option to specialise in a particular field, be it medic, demolitions, helicopter pilot or almost anything else that could be imagined. Distinction in combat brings its own rewards and there are a variety of weapons and gadgets that can be unlocked via an experience system.
DICE really ramped up the requirements for this one, bringing sophisticated textures, lighting effects and completely destructible environments to their game engine. War might be ugly, but it has never looked so beautiful.
Testing was performed at 1920×1080 with 8x anti-aliasing, 16x anisotropic filtering and maximum in-game settings.
When playing through a section of Bad Company 2 we see the 6870 fall a little behind the more expensive 560 Ti which gives us a little more leeway when the game is at its most demanding. The Phantom is on average 6fps ahead of the GTX 460 in this game which is a decent increase in this packed marketplace.
PowerColor offer their own branded version of the liquid cooled R9 295 X2… and now for those who want a similar level of framerate they have their air cooled dual core R9 290X with Devil 13 branding. Today we take a look at this R9 290X2 to see what Powercolor can do with their custom design card in a selection of games including Battlefield 4 and GRID Autosport at 4K resolution.
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