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Written by Tim White - Edited by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Palit GeForce 9800 GTX+ Video Card NE/98TX+XT352
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: PALiT 9800 GTX
NE/98TX XT352 Detailed Features
Video Card Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
Devil May Cry 4 Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmark Results
Far Cry 2 Benchmark Results
VGA Power Consumption
9800 GTX Final Thoughts
PALiT 9800 GTX Conclusion

Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark Results

Devil May Cry 4 was released on PC in early 2007 as the fourth installment to the Devil May Cry video game series. DMC4 is a direct port from the PC platform to console versions, which operate at the native 720P game resolution with no other platform restrictions. Devil May Cry 4 uses the refined MT Framework game engine, which has been used for many popular Capcom game titles over the past several years.

MT Framework is an exclusive seventh generation game engine built to be used with games developed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and PC ports. MT stands for "Multi-Thread", "Meta Tools" and "Multi-Target". Originally meant to be an outside engine, but none matched their specific requirements in performance and flexibility. Games using the MT Framework are originally developed on the PC and then ported to the other two console platforms.

On the PC version a special bonus called Turbo Mode is featured, giving the game a slightly faster speed, and a new difficulty called Legendary Dark Knight Mode is implemented. The PC version also has both DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 mode for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista Operating Systems.

It's always nice to be able to compare the results we receive here at Benchmark Reviews with the results you test for on your own computer system. Usually this isn't possible, since settings and configurations make it nearly difficult to match one system to the next; plus you have to own the game or benchmark tool we used.

Devil May Cry 4 fixes this, and offers a free benchmark tool available for download. Because the DMC4 MT Framework game engine is rather low-demand for today's cutting edge multi-GPU video cards, Benchmark Reviews uses the 1920x1200 resolution to test with 8x AA (highest AA setting available to Radeon HD video cards) and Highest in game settings available. The benchmark runs through four test scenes, but scene #2 and #4 are the ones that usually offer a challenge. Displayed below is our result for the test.


Devil May Cry 4 really posed no problem for any of these cards, whether in DirectX 9 or in DirectX 10, therefore I'll only show the results from the highest resolution tested which is 1920 x 1200. Although Devil May Cry 4 can be played in DX9 or DX10 it's very clear that this game prefers DX9. What is amazing is that while testing in DX10 the results of one card would almost exactly equal the next lesser card playing the same test in DX9. This was done with very little differences noticeable to the naked eye.


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