Sleeping Dogs – $999 Level

Sleeping Dogs (DirectX 11)


Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant neon city teeming with life, whose exotic locations and busy streets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads. In this open world game, you play the role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You'll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. Torn between your loyalty to the badge and a criminal code of honor, you will risk everything as the lines between truth, loyalty and justice become permanently blurred

Frame Rating: High End GPUs Benchmarked at 4K Resolutions - Graphics Cards 41

Frame Rating: High End GPUs Benchmarked at 4K Resolutions - Graphics Cards 42

Frame Rating: High End GPUs Benchmarked at 4K Resolutions - Graphics Cards 43

Frame Rating: High End GPUs Benchmarked at 4K Resolutions - Graphics Cards 44

Our settings for Sleeping Dogs

For 3840×2160 testing we lowered AA to "High"

With the new prototype driver the Radeon HD 7990 and the GTX 690 are running neck and neck, with maybe a VERY slight nod to the AMD card.  The currently available drivers put the HD 7990 in an opposite position though, way at the bottom of our observed frame rate data.  The Titan finds itself well behind the performance of the GTX 690 as well.

The frame time data tells the story of the charts above in more detail.  The observed frame rate of the HD 7990 with the 13.5 beta driver is much lower due to the runt frame issues we have seen over and over on CrossFire setups.  The prototype driver makes a huge difference though and we are hoping AMD can get that driver out and ready for the June/July time frame.  The GTX Titan as the tightest frame time result though the GTX 690 is not far behind.

Clearly the prototype driver is an important project for AMD. With it, the HD 7990 competes well with the GTX 690 but without it…things aren't impressive at all.  Interestingly, the GTX Titan is much slower than the GTX 690 in this case (31%) even though it has more consistent frame times.

Both lines for the GTX Titan and the GTX 690 show very low frame time variance with the HD 7990 using the prototype driver right behind it. 


The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan cars are scaling very well as we reach up into the world of triple SLI.  There are a couple of noticeable dips in average frame rate that would indicate some frame time drops.

Sleeping Dogs frame times look fantastic in single and dual-GPU configs but vary a bit more once we start using the third GTX Titan.  Still, the performance does increase with the addition of that third card and the gains seem worth it – if you have the budget.

Average frame rates jump from 35 FPS with a single card to 68 FPS with a pair of Titans (1.94x) and then to 97 FPS with three Titans (2.77x)!

Frame time variance is definitely higher on the 3-Way SLI GTX Titans but we are still very low on the scale.


Looking for native 4K captures of our Sleeping Dogs gameplay?  Have fun!

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