Wolfenstein

Finally among our revised benchmark suite we have Wolfenstein, the most recent game to be released using the id Software Tech 4 engine. All things considered it’s not a very graphically intensive game, but at this point it’s the most recent OpenGL title available. It’s more than likely the entire OpenGL landscape will be thrown upside-down once id releases Rage next year.

Wolfenstein ends up getting CPU bound rather quickly, particularly with multi-GPU in the mix. Only at 2560 can these cards really get out and stretch their legs, and even the 480 SLI is likely approaching the cap. With that in mind the GTX 580 ends up splitting the difference between the GTX 480 and 5970 – the 5970 is around 17% faster than the 580, followed by the 580 being about the same difference from the 480.

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  • TonyB - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - link

    But can it play Crysis? Reply
  • Etern205 - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - link

    It already has a benchmark on Crysis...

    And it's no surprise as being the fastest Direct X 11 card in the single GPU category.
    Reply
  • mfenn - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - link

    whoooosh Reply
  • deputc26 - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - link

    "Red 580 Load" instead of "Ref 580 Load" at the top of the power temp & noise page. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - link

    Let it go. Reply
  • taltamir - Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - link

    only in reduced quality, the specifically said it, and any other card on the market, can't play a maxed out crysis. Reply
  • B3an - Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - link

    It can play Crysis maxed out. If this thing can get 38FPS (playable) on "gamer quality" at 2560 res with 4xAA then it can certainly run crysis maxed out at the way lower 1080p res.

    The 480 that i owned could do this. And one of my 5870's can also do it...but with no AA.
    Reply
  • limonovich - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - link

    more like gtx 485 Reply
  • Sihastru - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - link

    And what would you call the 6870/6850? Reply
  • Goty - Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - link

    The 6870 and 6850 since there were real architectural changes and there are still faster cards to come. Reply

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