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Alien vs. Predator Performance

Alien vs. Predator
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Alien vs. Predator

The Alien vs. Predator benchmark makes use of the advanced Tessellation, screen space ambient occlusion and high-quality shadow features, available with DirectX 11. In addition to enabling all of the aforementioned DirectX 11 related features offered by this benchmark, we also switched on 4X anti-aliasing along with 16X anisotropic filtering to more heavily tax the graphics cards being tested.

And finally, the Alien vs. Predator benchmark confirms all of our previous tests. The GeForce GTX 550 Ti cards all outpaced the GeForce GTS 450 here, but fell short of the mark set by the GeForce GTX 460, just as we've seen in all of the previous tests.  This test is especially grueling for budget conscious cards, so we'd actually recommend more moderate resolutions and image quality settings than we tested here.

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