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Lost Planet 2



Lost Planet 2
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Lost Planet 2

A follow-up to Capcom’s Lost Planet : Extreme Condition, Lost Planet 2 is a third person shooter that takes place again on E.D.N. III ten years after the story line of the first title. We ran the game’s DX11 mode which makes heavy use of DX11 Tessellation and Displacement mapping and soft shadows.  There are also areas of the game that make use of DX11 DirectCompute for things like wave simulation in areas with water.  This is one game engine that looks significantly different in DX11 mode when you compare certain environmental elements and character rendering in its DX9 mode versus DX11.  We used the Test B option built into the benchmark tool and with all graphics options set to their High Quality values.

Lost Planet 2's Test B benchmark is a heavy-duty stress test that makes very heavy usage of tessellation. While the Radeon 6970M's architecture features vastly improved tessellation performance over the previous generation, it isn't enough to catch up to the GeForce 470M's massive lead. While the two cards score similarly in single-card configuration, the GeForce 470M beats the Radeon by nearly 15 fps, or 25% att he lower resolutions when two cards are used. At the higher resolution, though, the Radeon is right back on top.

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