MSI Radeon HD 7790 OC Edition: Mid-Range Graphics

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

In Batman: Arkham City, the MSI Radeon HD 7790 lands right where we expect it to: slightly behind its fellow 7790 OC cards but behind NVIDIA’s competing GTX 650 Ti BOOST. Even so, we’re talking about very playable framerates here – at 1920x1200, you’re looking at an average 51 frames per second, which is plenty smooth.

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