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Alien vs. Predator Performance

Though it's a little bit dated at this point, Alien vs. Predator is still a bone-crushing benchmark test that stresses even the fastest graphics cards money can buy.

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.

AvP has historically been a strong point for AMD hardware and the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Ed. is actually nipping at the heels of the GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX Titan cards.  Regardless, NVIDIA can now lay claim to the top two slots in this benchmark as well.

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Frame capture data with the single-GPU powered GeForce GTX 780, GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition show no major issues with frame pacing. It's the multi-GPU configurations, however, that you have worry about...

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And worry you should, if you've for a pair of Radeon HD 7970 cards running in CrossFire at least. The GeForce SLI configurations delivered frames at a relatively even clip here. The CrossFire setup though has significant issues in this game.

We'd be remiss not to mention a new driver that address frame pacing issues in the works at AMD, but an exact release date for those drivers hasn't been disclosed. We're told to expect them sometime this summer, but they're not ready just yet.

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