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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 -|
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Rebellion's Aliens Vs. Predator is going to be a top choice for many gamers and in my opinion, rightfully so. When I started downloading Alien Vs. Predator from Steam in the afternoon I anticipated it being done around 10pm. Well, my download speeds didn't stay as high as they started and it took much longer. I finally finished downloading the 15GB game at about 11pm. I figured I would fire up the game and take a quick look. Next thing I knew it was 2:30 in the morning and I didn't want to stop playing. You can likely deduce that I find this game rather enjoyable.
I personally found playing the Alien campaign particularly enjoyable and made the video clip below showing you some of the action from the game in DX11 mode. In all honesty the campaigns that I have played so far have all been great.
I haven't had much of a chance to play too much on multiplayer, though. Of the time that I have spent playing multiplayer I enjoyed it, but was concerned that it would be unbalanced. It wasn't bad, though. I played the species team death match as a marine, it seems to auto assign you and was able to take out a Predator and an Alien with less effort than in the campaigns.
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 1920x1080 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.
Of course you don't have to play Aliens Vs. Predator in DX11 mode as you do have the option to run the game in DirectX 9 which should lighten the load on your graphics card and give you some better frame rates.
Legit Bottom Line: Aliens Versus Predators is a great looking DirectX 11 game title that is playable on mainstream graphics cards like the Radeon HD 5750 with the image quality settings at normal!
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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