Crysis 2 - DX9 vs DX11 - 6990 vs GTX590
Published: 17th July 2011 | Source: Zotac | Price: |
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
Balencer 150 Black Nickel Res
Nano-2G - 1500rpm PWM fans
Corsair AX850 PSU
Corsair Vengance 12GB RAM
Corsair 80GB SSD
Under DirectX 9 both cards are very similar indeed.
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.