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Aliens Vs Predator PC Game DX11 Performance Benchmarks
|Product:||Radeon HD 5870 and 5750|
|Date:||Tue, Feb 23, 2010 - 12:00 PM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
Aliens Vs. Predator
Many of the new PC game titles that are coming out today are being released with DirectX 11 graphics. As a result gamers are finding themselves limited in their choices of graphics cards as just AMD's Radeon 5000 series of graphics cards fully support DX11. 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 paid for one is most certainly needed.
AMD started selling DirectX capable cards in September of 2009 and continues to be the only company that does so. The most recent DirectX 11 game title on the market was released last week and that would be Rebellion's Alien Vs Predator (2010). This game has gotten off to a great start and is currently the number one selling game title in the UK and from what we can tell it also has done well in North America. This got our attention and we wanted to see how a couple of ATI Radeon HD 5000 series cards could do in DirectX 11 mode with the image quality cranked up.
A Summary of AvP Provided By Sega:
Aliens vs Predator is an entirely new title for PC and high-definition consoles from acclaimed British developer Rebellion, the team behind the 1999 original PC gaming classic. AvP delivers three outstanding single player campaigns and provides untold hours of unique 3-way multiplayer gaming.
As the Marine, you’ll experience a claustrophobic and terrifying experience where light is your friend, but there’s never enough. However, the United States Marine Corps are humanity’s last line of defence, and as such they are armed to the teeth with the very latest in high explosive and automatic weaponry.
As the Predator, you will stalk from the shadows and from above, passing athletically through the treetops to ambush your victims. Although equipped with an array of powerful, exotic weapons and tracking equipment, honor ultimately dictates that you must get in close and take your trophies face to face.
As the most deadly species in the universe, the Alien offers you the chance to play as the very stuff of nightmares - the monster in the dark swarming forward with countless others, jaws like a steel trap and claws like blades.
This sounds like an awesome game, so after a not so quick 15GB download from Steam we were off and playing AvP. You can see some of our Predator DX11 game play footage of AvP below to give you an idea for how the game looks and feels before we get into the testing.
This demo is with the image quality settings cranked all the way up. As we stated our goal today is to see if current DirectX 11 capable
cards are capable enough to run one of todays DirectX 11 games. If they can't what will it take to get playable frame rates? We try to figure that out with the Radeon HD 5870 and the Radeon HD 5750, which are two of the more popular video cards out of the entire Radeon HD 5000 series.
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Page 1 - Aliens Vs. Predator
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - Aliens Vs. Predator Benchmark Results
Page 4 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion