Testing – Gaming
Our first game test is Alien vs. Predator. Using DirectX11 and high quality textures, combined with ambient occlusion, tessellation and hardware-intensive anti-aliasing, it utilizes much of what your GPU can do in order to test your hardware effectively. When configuring Alien Vs. Predator, we used the following settings: Textures: Very High, Shadows: High, Anisotropic Filtering: 16x, SSAO: On, Tessellation: On, DX11 Advanced Shadows: On, MSAA: 4x, resolution: 1920 x 1080.
Sleeping Dogs came out at the end of 2012 and is an open world game where you are an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads. This game also has a built-in benchmark. It was run on the Extreme setting with all other settings turned up all the way.
BioShock Infinite was released in 2013 and follows veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt. He has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. The game has a built-in benchmarking tool and we used the Ultra setting at a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Remaining one of the most popular games of 2012, Battlefield 3 is both pretty and extremely fun. Online play is stellar with a multitude of game modes, DLC packs, and weapons, keeping the gameplay fresh and exhilarating at every turn.
We set the graphics preset to Ultra and resolution to 1920 x 1080 and benchmarked a selection of the first “real” mission of the game, Operation Swordbreaker. We chose this sequence because it is constant. By choosing a small constant sequence (real gameplay, though, no cutscenes!), we’re able to accurately compare graphics card performance between models.
Here is the benchmarking sequence:
And the results:
Featuring cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay, advanced new Bullet Time and Shootdodge effects, full integration of Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behavior system for lifelike movement and a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience from Rockstar Games.
Settings the graphics at it highest setting (everything up all the way) we setup a benchmarking sequence were we run around the first sequence of the game. You can see the benchmarking sequence below.
And the results: