Digital Storm's Enix Gaming System Reviewed

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Battlefield: BC2 and Just Cause 2

Battlefield Bad Company 2
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Bad Company 2

Bad Company 2 is a wildly popular first person shooter that is the latest game in the Battlefield series. Gameplay is best summarized by the game's original working title:  If At First It Won't Explode, Find A Bigger Gun. The vast majority of the buildings, doors, and vehicles in BBC2 can (and emphatically will) blow apart, fall down, or disintegrate, often with no warning beyond the split-second shriek of incoming munitions fire.

Our actual benchmark is taken from the "Cold War" mission in which players are tasked with recovering a Russian military vehicle. The last segment of the mission has the player riding in the rear of the Russian truck fending off would-be attackers. Because this segment of the game takes place on a rail, it's an easy test to repeat across multiple cards and settings.

Here, the Origin Genesis takes a lead, but the Enix's performance is still excellent (and significantly outperforms the Maingear Shift's dual GTX 480s). 

Just Cause 2
DX10.1 Gaming Performance

Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 was released in March 2010, from developers Avalanche Studios and Eidos Interactive. The game makes use of the Avalanche Engine 2.0, an updated version of the similarly named original. It is set on the fictional island of Panau in southeast Asia, and you play the role of Rico Rodriquez. We benchmarked the graphics cards in this article using one of the built-in demo runs called Desert Sunrise. The test results shown here were run at various resolutions and settings. This game also supports a few CUDA-enabled features, but they were left disabled to keep the playing field level. 

The Enix takes the second spot, trailing the 6990 in this test but competes well overall. We expected to see the game scale better in SLI mode; the performance benefit of adding the second GTX 580 is much less than we've seen from this title in other reviews.

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