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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 was a no contest. The new GeForce GTX 590 simply dominates every other card in this game, including the Radeon HD 6990.

Moving up to a four-GPU configuration doesn't help performance very much in the Lost Planet 2 benchmark, but the slightly better scaling by the quad-SLI setup helps the NVIDIA configuration extend its lead in this test.

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