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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.

The performance trend in Batman: Arkham City roughly mirrors those of Metro 2033 on the previous page. At the lower resolution, the factory overclocked GeForce GTX 680 card was the fastest overall, with the ASUS ROG Matrix 7970 Platinum nipping at its heals. At the higher resolution, however, it's the ASUS ROG Matrix 7970 Platinum that comes out on top.

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