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Lost Planet 2 Performance

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 has always favored NVIDIA's GPUs, so it's no surprise that the GeForce GTX 680 beats the Radeon HD 7970 by between 15.5% and 19.46% here. And versus the GeForce the GTX 580, the new GTX 680 comes out on top by between 36% and 38.6%, depending on the resolution.

The GeForce GTX 680, however, is able to clearly beat the dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 in this test and even manages to pull ahead of the GeForce GTX 590 by a bit at the lower resolution.

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