Benchmark Results: Metro 2033 (DX11)
At 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, the Radeon HD 6990 and Radeon HD 5970 take first and second place, respectively.
But 2560x1600 or higher is where you’d expect to use a dual-GPU card after all, and the 5970 stumbles a bit at that resolution with AAA turned on. Once we swap over to 4x MSAA, each Cypress GPU’s 1 GB frame buffer is overwhelmed and we see performance crater.
Fortunately for AMD, the Radeon HD 5970 is ancient history—you can’t even really buy the thing anymore. Today is all about the 6990, and the 6990 dominates. Even at 2560x1600, the GeForce GTX 580 trails by a fair margin (even more so if you take multi-sample anti-aliasing into account). There’s really no question as to which card is on top.
Out of spec for default seems kind of weird though.
We don't have two cards here to test, unfortunately. The logged load results for a single card are on the same page, though!
and tested at 7680 x 1600
that will see just how well it does.
That thing is an absolute monster of a card.
They really should have made it 32nm. then the power draw would have fallen below 300w and the thing would be cooler.
STILL NICE WORK AMD
But omg this thing is freakin loud. What's the point of having a quite system now with Noctua fans :(