Need for Speed Shift
To test the most recent in the Need for Speed series, we pushed all options to a max and carried out a well-defined movement. Patch 1.1 was installed.
Note that AMD has implemented an optimisation that replaces certain 64-bit HDR rendering areas with others at 32-bit. NVIDIA naturally jumps on this but it doesn’t spoil quality. In reality AMD is taking advantage of an architecture particularity that can process 32 bit HDR formats at full speed. In fact the GeForces can also do so and NVIDIA has supplied a tool to the press which allows it to be set up and to obtain comparable performance.
In this first test, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is easily ahead of the GeForce GTX 470 but the Radeon HD 6950 has a small lead.