Eyefinity – Batman and Dirt 2

Batman: Arkham Asylum (DirectX 9)



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 (Bruce Wayne, 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.  This obviously creates a performance discrepancy but unfortunately this is what gamers today are left with.

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With a resolution this high, the AA differences between the AMD and NVIDIA solutions is much more apparent and the pair of GTX 470s in SLI take the lead by a large margin.  However, the ARES does find similar performance deltas between the HD 5970 and HD 5870.

DiRT 2 (DirectX 11)


DiRT 2 is a great rally and off-road racing game that was released on all the major consoles as well as the PC just this past winter.  DiRT 2 was the first major PC title to implement DirectX 11 features and image quality enhancements and thus makes a great choice for one of our first NVIDIA versus AMD DX11 comparisons. 

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DiRT 2 Test Settings
 

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A similar story is seen here with DiRT 2.

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