Jacked-Up: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX Cooling

Batman: Arkham City Performance

Batman: Arkham City
DirectX Gaming Performance

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

The performance trend we've seen up to this point continued in the Batman: Arkham City benchmark. Once again, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SuperClocked with ACX cooling outran all of the single-GPU powered cards--only the GeForce GTX 690 was faster.

Don't mind the huge spikes in the plot above, they are part of a scene transition and result in some ultra-long frame times. Other than that, there's not much to see here, other than the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SuperClocked with ACX cooling delivering the most consistently higher frame times versus the other single-GPU powered cards.

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