Many of the new PC game titles that are coming out today are being released with DirectX 11 graphics. You don’t have to have a DirectX 11 graphics card to play DirectX 11 game titles, but to get the graphics quality that you payed for one is most certainly needed. Read on to see how some Radeon HD 5000 cards do in the PC game Aliens versus Predator. If you haven’t seen a game here is a clip that Dan recorded of him trying to play as an Alien.
Gaming enjoyment aside, the performance of all the cards tested was solid. The ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card is the flagship single-GPU video card from AMD and it easily played AvP at 1920×1080 with the image quality cranked up. The Radeon HD 5750 was able to play the game at these settings, but to really enjoy the game and to get silky smooth frame rates we had to spend a little time tweaking the settings on the video card. This is great news as ~$150 mainstream graphics cards like the Sapphire Vapor X Radeon HD 5750 will be able to enjoy DX11 game titles without sacrificing too much image quality.