AMD Radeon HD 7950 Tahiti Pro DirectX 11 GPU Review

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Lost Planet 2 Performance

Lost Planet 2
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Lost Planet 2

A follow-up to Capcom’s Lost Planet : Extreme Condition, Lost Planet 2 is a third person shooter that takes place again on E.D.N. III ten years after the story line of the first title. We ran the game’s DX11 mode which makes heavy use of DX11 Tessellation and Displacement mapping and soft shadows. There are also areas of the game that make use of DX11 DirectCompute for things like wave simulation in areas with water. This is one game engine that looks significantly different in DX11 mode when you compare certain environmental elements and character rendering in its DX9 mode versus DX11. We used the Test B option built into the benchmark tool and with all graphics options set to their High Quality values.

Although the Radeon HD 7950 performed well according to LP2, it fared a bit worse than it did in our previous two tests. Here, the Radeon HD 7950 actually trails the reference GeForce GTX 580 at the lower resolution, but comes out ahead once we cranked thing up to 2560x1600. The factory overclocked GeForce GTX 580 3GB card, however, beat the 7950 here, hands down. The Radeon HD 7970 also showed a miniscule, improvement at the higher resolution when tested with the RC11 driver.

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