Test Setup

Processor Intel Core i7-970 @ 4.0GHz
Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene
RAM 3 x 2GB DDR3-1600 (8-8-8-24 1T)
Storage Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Drivers NVIDIA GeForce: 275.33
AMD Catalyst: 11.5
Graphics Cards PALIT GTX 560 OC Edition
PALIT GTX 560 2GB Version
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 1GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
ASUS MATRIX GTX 580 Platinum 1.5GB
ASUS DirectCU II GTX 580 1.5GB
AMD Radeon HD 5850 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5770/6770 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB

We will be testing the PALIT GTX 560 OC Edition and PALIT GTX 560 2GB Version at factory settings along with other graphics cards for comparison. The following benchmarks will be used:

  1. 3DMark 11
  2. 3DMark Vantage
  3. H.A.W.X 2 (DX11)
  4. Lost Planet 2 (DX11)
  5. Alien vs Predator (DX11)
  6. Dirt 2 (DX11)
  7. Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II Retribution
  8. The Witcher 2 (DX9)
  9. Crysis 2 (DX11)
  10. Street Fighter 4 (DX10)

Each benchmark was run three times and the average result was taken.