I am downloading Crysis 3 beta now ;) I will bench the hell out of it tonight
The average framerate/time is definitely better on the 660 Ti (notice how the 660 Ti is at ultra, while the HD 5870 is at high settings) The 660 Ti is the superior video card by a long shot. No one is arguing that. However, the frame stutter just destroys any immersion in the game. I always find myself getting a better score on the 5870 because I don't constantly think about or feel the frame stutter.
Everyone says that in first person shooters, the framerate is all that matters. I'm sorry, but that is completely false. I will take 45fps and a smooth gameplay experience over 60 fps and frame stutters any day of the week.
I 100% agree on the smothness of games. It makes you move smoother and aim better for sure.
Well I hope Nvidia can fix this issue though.