Lost Planet – HD 3850
Lost Planet (DirectX 10)
Lost Planet is a 1st or 3rd person shooter that was out originally on the Xbox 360 but then made the transition to a DX9/DX10 title for the PC this summer. Set in a frozen world where you have to kill the opposing aliens in order to sustain enough heat to stay alive, Lost Planet has some visually impressive settings that make it a good benchmark title.
There are few DX10 settings that you can enable to adjust for which shader path you would like to use that are only available on Vista when a DX10 card is detected.
Our Lost Planet testing once again shows the dominance of the 3850 card over the HD 2600 XT and the 8600 GTS cards by out performing them by 70% or more. The pair of 3850 cards is able to perform well too with pretty good 57% scaling factor in our average frame rate though in the interior testing areas (towards the end of the graphs) the single card was running a bit faster.