Mobile GPU Comparison: GeForce GTX 580M and Radeon HD 6990M
Metro 2033, Lost Planet 2 and DiRT 3
Metro 2033 (DirectX 11)
Metro 2033 is one of the best looking PC games in years. By utilizing some advanced DX11 features as well as impressively high-quality shading routines this title pushes our graphics in ways we haven't seen since the first days of Crysis.
Both systems have a bit of trouble running this game at these settings though the Radeon HD 6990M is able to juuuusttt edge out the GTX 580M.
Lost Planet 2 (DirectX 11)
Featuring support for DirectX® 11 and DirectX 9, Lost Planet 2 delivers its Akrid-infested world in even greater detail. Through DirectX® 11 features, smoke will have lifelike volume and depth, water surfaces react realistically to player interaction and bullets, and level bosses are rendered with more detail than ever before.
The primary purpose of Test B is to push the PC to its limits and to evaluate the maximum performance of the PC. It utilizes many functions of Direct X11 resulting in a very performance-orientated, very demanding benchmark mode.
Lost Planet 2 Test Settings
Again the Radeon HD 6990M is a bit faster in our Lost Planet 2 testing and is able maintain a much higher minimum frame rate.
DiRT 3 (DirectX 11)
A continuation of the Colin McRae series, but without his name, DiRT 3 is one of the top racing games in the world and offers stunning imagery along with support for features of DirectX 11.
DiRT 3 is one of our favorite racing games currently available and surprisingly based on the game's history, the NVIDIA GTX 580M outperforms the HD 6990M.