Mass Effect 2

Electronic Arts’ space-faring RPG is our Unreal Engine 3 game. While it doesn’t have a built in benchmark, it does let us force anti-aliasing through driver control panels, giving us a better idea of UE3’s performance at higher quality settings. Since we can’t use a recording/benchmark in ME2, we use FRAPS to record a short run.

Finally we once again have a close race to look at with Mass Effect 2. The 6950 1GB does enjoy a 7% lead at 1920, while this lead largely evaporates at 1680. The 5870 comparison once again seems appropriate though, as at the same resolution the GTX 560 is practically tied. Meanwhile at the same resolution we’re looking at one of the smaller leads the GTX 560 enjoys over the GTX 460 1GB, bagging only a 23% lead – roughly in line with the clockspeed increase. This makes it likely that we’re ROP limited, at least at this resolution.

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  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    Page one, first chart, the 560 Ti is "$149" instead of "$249".

    Although, I kinda prefer the former.
    Reply
  • alcortez - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    ...wow a 460 for negative $160.
    I want in on that. ;)
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  • loubarouba - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    lol thats definitely an approximately sign (~)...unless of course i was late and has already been edited to that.. Reply
  • 7Enigma - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    Listed at $149 when you meant to write $249. Reply
  • 7Enigma - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    1st chart to clarify. Reply
  • vol7ron - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    I think ImSpartacus beat you to it ;) Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    Yeah, I was secretly hoping to be the first to mention that. I feel special!

    .)
    Reply
  • Rocket321 - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    pg. 16 - Series Load Voltage chart has wrong title. Reply
  • 7Enigma - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    what's crazy is that when I posted and refreshed the page I was the only comment. It wasn't until page 3-4 of this review (as I was reading after the comment post) that I noticed yours was there so there is some lag between when a post is made and when others see it (even though you see it right away). I wish we had a time stamp feature on the post! :) Reply
  • maniac5999 - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    So the GTX 560 Ti has a 4004mhz DATE rate? Wow, it sure gets around. (chart on P1) ;-) Reply

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