Need for Speed: Shift is the 13th installment of the long-running racing video game franchise Need for Speed published by Electronic Arts. The game features 72 fully-licensed cars, ranging from classic cars to modern sport cars. The game was in development for two years before it was released and the graphics look great.
All in game settings were set to their maximum. We used 8xAA for all of our performance tests in Need for Speed: Shift.
Benchmark Results: The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 didn’t do too hot on Need For Speed: Shift, so we didn’t bother to include the other SLI or CrossFire configurations as they weren’t scaling correctly. The game is very new, so it is likely that some driver improvements need to be made to these multi-GPU graphics cards. The ATI Radeon HD 5850 is just behind the Radeon HD 5870 in terms of performance and about 10FPS ahead of the GeForce GTX 285.