The GTX 590 vs. the HD 6990 – only One is “the World’s Fastest video card”
3DMark11 is Futuremark’s brand new DX11-only benchmark. We are keeping track of the overall (for these tests, meaningless) scores and the framerates of the 4 graphics tests (which are more meaningful). First the basic tests results.
(Above the HD 6990 does not score zero; correct is 9647)
We note the rankings. Unfortunately, scores are completely meaningless when they are presented in this way. However, the next set of tests actually measures framerates of four short timedemos that focus on DX11 graphics performance.
We see an interesting lineup. Unfortunately for our purposes, 3DMark11 scores are just as meaningless as Vantage in an attempt to compare one video card’s performance to another – even in the same system.
Let’s move on to PC games and to real world situations and we will create our “snapshot” of current performance of our two dual-GPU video cards to see how they scale in CrossFire or SLI and we will compare them to the single-GPU fastest video cards as well as to two each CrossFired and SLI’d configurations to attempt to determine price to performance.