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 benchmark 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: In Batman: Arkham City the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 dominated all the other video cards that we have ever tested and performed better than the mighty NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 and even the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 TI 2Win video cards that have two GPUs on them! The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 had an easy time beating the AMD Radeon HD 7970 reference card in this game title. At a resolution of 1920×1200 the GeForce GTX 680 was 19FPS faster than the Radeon HD 7970, which made it 34% faster! Not too shabby!
Benchmark Results: We normally don’t include 30-inch monitor test results, but since the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 has just 2GB of GDDR5 memory we wanted to see how the card performed at a resolution of 2560×1600. We didn’t have time to go back and test all the cards over, but we did benchmark the MSI R7970 Lighting in all the games to see how performance did. As you can see the mighty MSI R7970 Lighting edition graphics card with a huge factory overclock wasn’t able to hang with the stock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 at any resolution.