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.
Lost Planet turns out another solid performance in favor of AMD’s HD 3870 X2 graphics card. Performance at 16×12 and 19×12 compared to the 8800 Ultra is nearly identical and at 2560×1600 the 3870 X2 takes the lead by 50% in terms of average frame rate. Playability at this level is pretty much not in the equation though.