Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios. It is the sequel to the 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The game was released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The PC and Onlive version was released on November 22, 2011.
Batman: Arkham City uses the Unreal Engine 3 game engine with PhysX. For bencmark testing of Batman: Arkham City we disabled PhysX to keep it fair and ran the game in DirectX 11 mode with 8x MSAA enabled and all the image quality features cranked up. You can see all of the exact settings in the screen captures above.
Benchmark Results: This game has some serious issues in DirectX 11 mode and a patch is supposed to be coming out this week. Since we downloaded this 17GB game title and ran it on all of the cards we figured we’d still include the data even though we know a patch is coming that fixes some severe issues in DX11 mode. Even with the stuttering issues we were able to see the performance scaling that we expected. The one thing we didn’t expect was the AMD Radeon HD 6950 to do so well on this NVIDIA game title. It will be interesting to see what happens after the patch comes out. The new MSI N560GTX-448 Twin Frozr III Power Edition (GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core) has pretty much the same performance as the reference clocked GeForce GTX 570!