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GTX 570 vs Radeon 6970 and 6950 vs Radeon 5870 - All Overclocked Review


by Stuart Davidson - 17th December 2010
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Gigabyte GTX 570 vs Sapphire 6970 and 6850 vs Radeon 5870 Overclocked Graphics Cards Review

F1 2010 - DirectX 11


The new 6000 series AMD graphics cards and 400/500 series NVIDIA models are the most advanced on the market and F1 2010 utilizes many aspects of their DX11 technology such as Hardware tessellation on water, cloth and crowd surfaces. There is also DirectCompute 11 accelerated high definition ambient occlusion and Full Floating point high dynamic range lighting as well as full screen resolution post processing. Some of these such as HADO and HDR are always enabled but hardware tessellated animated crowds and dynamic water are only turned on with ULTRA settings.

Testing was performed at 1920x1080 with 8x anti-aliasing and Ultra in-game settings.

Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results


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Recently Codemasters released the first patch for F1 2010 and in the process removed the need to manually enable DirectX11. That alone is a great improvement but the changes didnt stop there and the game now has better support for aspects such as surround gaming (3 screens).

In this test we see the overclocked 6970 move ahead of the enhanced GTX570 for the first time and not only does it move ahead it opens up a significant performance gap of 8fps on average. The minimum and maximum framerates are equally as impressive and the same can be said for the 6850 which offers the same performance level as the NVIDIA based card.
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