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DX11 Graphics Cards High End Roundup June 2010

DX11 Graphics Cards High End Roundup June 2010

DirectX 11 Graphics Cards - Roundup

Aliens VS Predator – DirectX 11

Everyone is familiar with the Aliens VS Predator franchise, this time Sega have rebooted the licence taking over from Sierra. AVP is a DirectX 11 game, which means we have advanced shadow rendering and high-quality tessellation for compatible cards.

Testing was performed at 1920×1200 / 2560×1600 with 4x anti-aliasing, 16x anisotropic filtering and maximum in-game settings.



Benchmark Results




Benchmark Results




Benchmark Results


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In our first comparison we look at a very demanding section of AvP which features a huge amount of Aliens, the first 3 minutes alone there are over 50 to kill. This mixed with flares, warning lights, grenades and numerous features such as advanced shadows gives all of the cards being tested a thorough workout. Looking first at the Radeons we see that the Asus Matrix 5870 gives us strong performance at 1920×1200 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering. There is a minor blip as the framerate falls to 23fps however the overall experience is excellent. Moving to the 5970 Toxic, we see the expected increase in framerates over the single GPU model at 1920×1200 but in addition to this the Sapphire card also provides playable results at 2560×1600 with 4aa 16af, matching the dual card 480 SLI system.

Moving to the NVIDIA based results the single Zotac GTX 480 shows good average and maximum framerates, exceeding the 5870 but the minimum figure doesnt compare as well. It actually takes a dual GPU system to play our selected section on NVIDIA hardware and when we SLI any of the three 400 series models the game becomes playable at 1920×1200 with the 480 SLI providing a good experience at 2560×1600.

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