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.
The Diamond HD 3870 1GB card does have a SLIGHT lead over the 512MB version of the 3870 card but the gaps are pretty small at our first two resolutions. When we look at the results from our 2560×1600 game play the HD 3870 1GB card does outperform the BFG 9800 GTX card but can’t come close to besting the X2 card.