Benchmark Results: Lost Planet 2 (DX11)
AMD’s Radeon HD 5970 slowly creeps up to the GeForce GTX 480 in Lost Planet 2, finally passing it at 2560x1600. The GeForce GTX 580 helps ensure that Nvidia maintains a lead at all three resolutions.
Interestingly, AMD’s Radeon HD 6870 is able to outmaneuver the Radeon HD 5870 at 1680x1050 and 2560x1600. The two cards are less than one frame per second apart at 1920x1200.
Here’s the thing: Nvidia claims its architecture is better-positioned for the latest DirectX 11-based games. It’s hard to tell if the company’s advantage in this title (along with Metro 2033) is more heavily influenced by the fact that Lost Planet 2 is a TWIMTBP game or if it incorporates that many next-gen graphics features. Frankly, based on the performance patterns in some of the other DX11 games, we’re inclined to suspect the former. That’s not to take away from Nvidia’s performance here—our results reflect the state of affairs for anyone who wants to play Lost Planet 2 today. Nvidia simply has the faster frame rates.
If the 6850 and 6870 have shown one thing.. they are much better then the last gen in many ways (power, noise and scaling) and the cayman is much more robust then the barts. So, before you start calling a winner here, wait and see. That is my advise.
A single GPU nearly outperforming a 5970 is quite a statement. Wonder if AMD has what it takes to answer this as the 6850 IMPO is pretty disappointing other then the price.
We'll see what the 69xx have to offer. NVIDIA releasing now puts somewhat of a time constraint on AMD though. If it takes them too long to get something out the door, even some people waiting now may just get the 580 for christmas.
By the way, i know you guys decided to drop crysis, and i can understand that, but given that this is a high end card, maybe you should have considered it, since frankly anyone buying a card like this would probably want it for crysis more than anything else. A 6870 is more than enough for the others.
With ATI's meat-and-gravy bits of the 6000 series on the launchpad, you'd be an idiot to buy one of these at this price.