AMD Radeon HD 7790: Affordable DX11 Gaming

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Batman: Arkham City Performance

Batman: Arkham City
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Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City is a sequel to 2009’s Game of the Year-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum. This recently released sequel, however, lives up to and even surpasses the original in many ways. The story takes place 18 months after the original game. Quincy Sharp, the onetime administrator of Arkham Asylum, has become mayor and convinced Gotham to create "Arkham City" by walling off the worst, most crime-ridden areas of the city and turning the area into a giant open-air prison. The game has DirectX 9 and 11 rendering paths, with support for tessellation, multi-view soft shadows, and ambient occlusion. We tested in DX11 mode at various resolutions with all in-game graphical options set to their maximum values.

The performance trend was ever so slightly different in the Batman: Arkham City benchmark. In this game, the Radeon HD 7790 cards once again finished in between the Radeon HD 7850 and 7770, but they performed essentially on par with the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. In fact, the reference clocked 7790 trailed the 650 Ti. The factory overclocked 7790s, however, caught up with or slightly pulled ahead of the 650 Ti.

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