NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ReviewWed, May 02, 2012 - 8:00 AM
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: Batman: Arkham City doesn’t show us a performance difference at 1280×1024 when comparing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680′s in SLI, both were able to average 175 frames per second. Bumping the resolution to 1920×1080 there is a 1 frame per second difference, and at 2560×1600 we can see a 2 frame per second difference. Looking at the performance of all the singe cards, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 was significantly faster which isn’t unexpected. At 2560×1600 the GTX 690 was nearly 95% faster than the GTX 680 and 130% faster than the MSI R7970 Lightning 3GB graphics card!