Legit Video Card Reviews
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 Benchmark Results
For testing purposes we ran a portion of the refinery mission in the Marine Story arc. and took the average of three runs per setting used. The cards that we will be using for the tests are: an HIS Radeon HD 5870, a pair of ATI Radeon HD 5750's, and a single Sapphire Vapor X Radeon HD 5750.
The above settings are the maximum allowed by the game. I ran all three sets of cards at both 1920x1080 and 1280x1024.
As you can see from the results above, the Radeon HD 5870 graphics card was easily able to play the game with 4xAA and 16xAF with all of the image quality settings cranked to the hilt. At 1920x1080, the Radeon HD 5870 ran the game just fine with an average of 50FPS, which is lower than many might expect. The Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X graphics card was over the magical bare minimum 30FPS mark at 1280x1024, but was able to average just 22 FPS at 1920x1080.
If this were a typical video card review, I would probably be content with just the results above. However, I wanted to know what settings would be needed to hit that magic number of 60FPS on the single Sapphire Vapor X Radeon HD 5750.
As you can see, I didn't need to to a whole lot of tweaking to get some better numbers. We set the texture quality and shadow complexity to normal and reduced Anti-Aliasing from 4x to just 1x. Let's take a look at the results now that we lowered the image quality settings.
By reducing just those three settings we nearly doubled our frame rates on the cards that we tested. The Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X easily played the game at 1280x1024, which is great for a ~$150 DirectX 11 graphics card. Even at 1920x1080 the Radeon HD 5750 had a respectable average FPS of 43.
The only negative about these settings is that you have to lose some of the eye-candy.
Above is a shot at the lower of the two resolutions we used today.
The bottom image is taken with all the eye candy turned on. Not a great deal of difference, but there is some. You can see more moss on the base of the tree as well as the entire bottom tree is lit better. These minor differences most likely would go unnoticed if not for a side by side comparison. So, whether you will be using a Radeon HD 5750 or a HD 5870 you will see some great eye candy!
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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