Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum (DirectX 10)



One of the best received gaming titles on both console and PC for 2009, Batman: Arkham Asylum is an impressive game both visually and in terms of design. 

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Test Settings

One interesting note: Batman (personally) doesn’t allow setting AA levels in-game for AMD graphics card but DOES for NVIDIA GPUs.  We instead enabled AA in the AMD Catalyst Control Panel where noted.

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In our first test comparing the new GeForce GTX 480 to the HD 5970 and the HD 5870, the new NVIDIA offering comes out looking pretty good.  At 19×12 the GTX 480 is nearly on par with the HD 5970 and is 26% faster than the HD 5870 single GPU card.  That difference actually grows when we look at the 2560×1600 results as NVIDIA’s lead stretches to 40%.

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For the new GTX 470, it just about matches the performance of the Radeon HD 5870 until we hit the 25×16 resolution where it takes a stronger 12% lead.  Also interestingly, the GTX 285 and the GTX 470 are running nearly neck and neck.
 
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