AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPU Previews

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.

Like Unigine Heaving, The Lost Planet 2 benchmark makes heavy use of tessellation. In this benchmark, the GeForce GTX 570 is able to pull ahead of the Radeon HD 7870, but the Radeon HD 7850 trades victories with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Versus the older 6900 series cards, the Radeon HD 7870 has no trouble pulling ahead, but the Radeon HD 7850 performs right about on par with, or perhaps slightly better, than the Radeon HD 6970.

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