Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3 And DiRT 3
Battlefield 3's performance indicates a slight advantage in favor of today's twin GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards in SLI at most settings. They run into trouble at our highest setting, though. Since both cards in this SLI array store the same information in their on-board memory, two cards with 1 GB of GDDR5 have access to a total of 1 GB.
That’s simply too little graphics RAM to run Battlefield 3 at 2560x1600 and Ultra quality. So, Don's PC, with its Radeon HD 7970 3 GB, wins this one setting.
DiRT 3 doesn’t require as much graphics RAM. So, it's not surprising that there aren't any settings the two GeForce GTX 560 Tis cannot overcome. Strong performance across the board means our Customer Choice PC goes undefeated in DiRT 3.