ECS Z97-PK Deluxe mATX Motherboard Review
Batman Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham Origins was recently released in October 2013. It utilizes the Unreal Engine 3, and is an action-adventure game where the player takes on the role of Batman. While it is technically the third game in the series, it is actually a prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
Batman has a hidden benchmark tool that runs several pre-configured scenes against the video options. This is a great feature to be included and makes it an easy way to make a good comparison across multiple systems. The resolution was set to 19201080, Anti-Aliasing was set to MSAA2x and DirectX 11 Enhanced features were enabled as all the cards are DirectX 11 compatible.
Benchmark Results: Even in Batman Arkham Origins, the ECS Z97-Deluxe system outperforms the AMD based systems, this time by almost 20.5%!