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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.

The Lost Planet 2 benchmark, which has traditionally favored NVIDIA's architecture due to its strong geometry performance, ran very well on the Radeon HD 7970. In this test, AMD's new baby was over 30% faster than the Radeon HD 6970, and between 10.8% and 20% faster then the singe-GPU powered GeForces. 

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