Batman: Arkham Origins is an action-adventure video game developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, it follows the 2011 video game Batman: Arkham City and is the third main installment in the Batman: Arkham series. It was released worldwide on October 25, 2013.
For testing we used DirectX11 Enhanced, FXAA High Anti-Aliasing and with all the bells and whistles turned on. It should be noted that V-Sync was turned off and that NVIDIA’s PhysX software engine was also disabled to ensure both the AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards were rendering the same objects. We manually ran FRAPS on the single player game instead of using the built-in benchmark to be as real world as we possibly could. We ran FRAPS in the Bat Cave, which was one of the only locations that we could easily run FRAPS for a couple minutes and get it somewhat repeatable.
The CPU usage for Batman: Arkham Origins was surprising low with just 10% of the Intel Core i7-4960X being used by this particular game title. You can see that the bulk of the work is being done by one CPU core.
Benchmark Results: Right off the bat we can see the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti easily beats the AMD Radeon R7 260X when it comes to performance. The factory overclocked GeForce GTX 750 Ti cards by ASUS and MSI perform better than the reference card and the MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB gaming card was able to outperform the AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB video card in Batman: Arkham Origins! We were shocked to see that there was such a big performance difference between the MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti and ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti as there is just a 13MHz clock difference on paper between the cards core and boost clock speeds.
We dug a little deeper and found that when gaming the ASUS card was actually running at 1215MHz with the GPU reaching 57C and the MSI card was running at 1241MHz and was at just 45C. It looks like that better GPU cooler was able to reward MSI with an additional 13MHz of overhead due to the lower voltages and temperatures on the GM107 GPU.
Benchmark Results: We won’t be showing the AIB cards performance over time, but you can check out the reference cards in the chart above. The AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB reference cards are pretty similar.