Legit Video Card Reviews
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Versus AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
|Product:||GeForce GTX 560 Ti & AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB|
|Date:||Tue, Jan 25, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
FurMark is a very intensive OpenGL benchmark that uses fur rendering algorithms to measure the performance of the graphics card. Fur rendering is especially adapted to overheat the GPU and that's why FurMark is also a perfect stability and stress test tool (also called GPU burner) for the graphics card.
The benchmark was rendered in full screen mode with no AA enabled on both video cards.
Benchmark Results: Furmark doesn't play nicely on the AMD Radeon HD 6900 series as the benchmark hits the cards' max TDP and AMD PowerTune kicks in and tones the core clocks back to reduce the power draw/temperature on the GPU. Both AMD's Radeon HD 6900 series and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 500 series have new power management features to help product consumers and their board partners from failed graphics cards. It looks like one too many users killed their video cards running Furmark or OCCT, and to help reduce the number of RMA's both companies have fixes in place to keep these programs from burning up a card.
Next Page - Temperature Testing
Page 1 - NVIDIA Brings Titanium Back!
Page 2 - A Closer Look At The GeForce GTX560 Ti
Page 3 - A Closer Look At The Radeon HD 6950 1GB
Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 5 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 6 - Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
Page 7 - Just Cause 2
Page 8 - Metro 2033
Page 9 - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Page 10 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 11 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 12 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 13 - 3DMark 11
Page 14 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 15 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 16 - Temperature Testing
Page 17 - Power Consumption
Page 18 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU Overclocking
Page 19 - AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB GPU Overclocking
Page 20 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions