Inno3D GTX 560 Ti iChiLL vs PowerColor Radeon 6870 PCS++ Review
Dragon Age 2 – DirectX 11
Dragon Age 2 was released recently and features support for various DirectX 11 features including Contract Hardening Shadows (more realistic), DirectCompute bloom effects, high quality depth of field, tessellation for smoother terrain, prepass lighting (higher detail lighting) and HDAO for low resource, high quality ambient occlusion.
Testing was performed at 1920×1080 with 4x anti-aliasing, 16x anisotropic filtering and maximum in game settings. Â The high resolution patch pack was also installed.
Since the release of Dragon Age 2 we have seen NVIDIA based cared struggle to compete with the competition from AMD however with the latest patches and drivers it seems those issues are behind us and we see the GTX 560 Ti outperform the 6870 at 1920×1080 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.
Here is how the game looks at our tested settings.
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.
XFX Radeon R9 280 Black Edition OC Review
It is fair to say that the market for modern Radeon GPUs has been a bit crazy over the last year or so. Their ability to perform currency mining tasks well has impacted sales, availability and pricing significantly but now AMD and their partners...