ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Review

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Batman Arkham City and Hitman Absolution

Batman: Arkham City
DX11 Gaming Performance
Batman: Arkham City is the second in the trio of Batman: Arkham games. Released in 2011, it continued the dark narrative themes created by the 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum game and added new gameplay mechanics, as well as a bigger environment.

Batman Arkham City is a good benchmark to demonstrate the GPU computing power of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti series. At 1920x1200, average framerates blow past 100fps; ASUS's card settles in at 118, while maxing out at 170fps and never going below 50fps.

If you're rocking a 30-inch panel, this card has the horsepower to run most games at high settings without any visual hiccups. Even at 2560x1600, ASUS is able post 80fps on average, 110fps max, and never lower than 43fps. That's within just a few frames of faster clocked cards.

4K Benchmarks

This is also an example of a title that can be comfortable pushed to 4K on this card. Even at that ultra high resolution, ASUS gets an average of 43fps, while maxing out at 58fps and hitting a low of 25fps. The low metric is on the border of playable, but again, that's a worst case scenario.

Hitman: Absolution
DX11 Gaming Performance
  Our final game benchmark of the review is of Hitman, the blockbuster series that follows an assassin as he finds himself go from hunter to prey. The benchmark routine makes use of Hitman: Absolution's support for Global Illumination, which provides realistic lighting, but also hammers on NVIDIA-based graphics cards. The benchmark shows a throng of people watching fireworks in crowded city square.

Hitman: Absolution is a more demanding title than Batman Arkham City and a good example of what to expect from games that put a higher strain on the GPU. In this case, gaming at 1920x1080 is still smooth and even at 2560x1600 is still feasible with everything cranked up.

4K Benchmarking

When we make the leap to 4K, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti becomes heavy-footed. It's simply not playable at this resolution. Just as you'll run into some games that are smooth at 4K like Batman, there are others that will prove too demanding for a single-GPU solution.

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