AMD's Radeon HD 6790: Coming Up Short At $150by Ryan Smith on April 5, 2011 12:01 AM EST
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.
Mass Effect 2 is the most ROP sensitive game we have in our current test suite, making it the worst showing of the day for the 6790. The GTX 550 Ti wins by nearly 10%, the 6850 wins by 33%, and even the GTX 460 is ahead by 25%. The one bright spot is that at least the 6790 can beat the 5770, but once again it’s by less than 10%.