Crysis 2 - DX9 vs DX11 - 6990 vs GTX590

Test Setup and Results

Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Performance

Test Setup

Whilst we have the Shadow H20 which is all set up for Mondays head-to-head shootout, we'll use it to extract the maximum performance from Crysis 2.

Our GPUs are a Powercolor HD6990 using Catalyst 11.6 and the Zotac GTX590 running ForceWare 275.33. The rest of our setup is :

Coolermaster HAF 932 Advanced
Rampage III Black Edition
Intel Core i7 990X @ 4.4 GHz - 200x22 1.35v
Phobya Watercooling:
G-Changer 360
DC12-260 pump
Balencer 150 Black Nickel Res
Nano-2G - 1500rpm PWM fans
Corsair AX850 PSU
Corsair Vengance 12GB RAM
Corsair 80GB SSD


DirectX 9

Under DirectX 9 both cards are very similar indeed.


DirectX 11

Once the pressure of the very latest tricks and tweaks is applied, the Radeon swiftly begins to run out of relative puff. The Zotac GTX590 is the clear winner of the two and provides exceptional performance.

For the rest of our HD6990 vs GTX590 comparison, come back on Monday.

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Most Recent Comments

15-07-2011, 07:55:05

With the latest patch for Crysis 2 adding a raft of DirectX 11 features to the title, it's time to take a look at how it performs.

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15-07-2011, 08:52:12

Ok quick question. Would an Alienware M18x with the 2630QM and 2 GTX580m's be able to handle DX11 Max Settings?Quote

15-07-2011, 09:24:08

Originally Posted by DiggyDiggyHole View Post

Ok quick question. Would an Alienware M18x with the 2630QM and 2 GTX580m's be able to handle DX11 Max Settings?
I think it's more than able. There are some benchmarks in this article:

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