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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 with all in-game graphical options set to their maximum values, at various resolutions.

We've got another close one in the Batman: Arkham City benchmark. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition just barely trails the stock GeForce GTX 680 here, when tested at 1920x1200. With the resolution increased to 2560x1600 though, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition nudges past the stock GeForce GTX 680 and trailed only the factory-overclocked GTX 680 card.

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