by Rob Williams on January 26, 2011 in Graphics & Displays
After being hidden for the past eight years, NVIDIA has brought back the “Ti” name for its GeForce GTX 560 Ti. The GeForce4 Ti 4200, introduced in 2002, was a card that offered both great pricing and superb performance. NVIDIA looks to recreate the same sort of excitement with its GTX 560 Ti, but has it succeeded?
Just Cause 2 might not belong to a well-established series of games, but with its launch, it looks like that might not be the case for long. The game offers not only superb graphics, but an enormous world to explore, and for people like me, a countless number of hidden items to find around it. During the game, you’ll be scaling skyscrapers, racing through jungles and fighting atop snow-drenched mountains. What’s not to like?
Manual Run-through: The level chosen here is part of the second mission in the game, “Casino Bust”. Our runthrough begins at the second-half of the level, which requires us to situate ourselves on top of a car and have our driver, Karl Blaine, speed us through part of the island to safety. This is a great mission for benchmarking as we get to see a lot of the landmass, even if some of it is at a distance.
Dirt 2 might be just a tad weighted towards AMD cards, but Just Cause 2 is really weighted towards them (it’s not necessarily a bad thing), and it’s apparent here. NVIDIA’s GTX 560 Ti surpassed the HD 6950 1GB in Dirt 2, but the latter soars ahead here. The differences aren’t small, either. At 2560×1600, the HD 6950 1GB performs about 33% better.