|XFX Radeon HD5770 Video Card HD-577A-ZN|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Bruce Normann|
|Wednesday, 28 October 2009|
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Resident Evil 5 Benchmark Results
PC gamers get the ultimate Resident Evil package in this new PC version with exclusive features including NVIDIA's new GeForce 3D Vision technology (wireless 3D Vision glasses sold separately), new costumes and a new mercenaries mode with more enemies on screen. Delivering an infinite level of detail, realism and control, Resident Evil 5 is certain to bring new fans to the series. Incredible changes to game play and the world of Resident Evil make it a must-have game for gamers across the globe.
Years after surviving the events in Raccoon City, Chris Redfield has been fighting the scourge of bio-organic weapons all over the world. Now a member of the Bio-terrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSSA), Chris is sent to Africa to investigate a biological agent that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. New cooperatively-focused game play revolutionizes the way that Resident Evil is played. Chris and Sheva must work together to survive new challenges and fight dangerous hordes of enemies.
From a gaming performance perspective, Resident Evil 5 uses Next Generation of Fear - Ground breaking graphics that utilize an advanced version of Capcom's proprietary game engine, MT Framework, which powered the hit titles Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet and Dead Rising. The game uses a wider variety of lighting to enhance the challenge. Fear Light as much as Shadow - Lighting effects provide a new level of suspense as players attempt to survive in both harsh sunlight and extreme darkness. As usual, we maxed out the graphics settings on the benchmark version of this popular game, to put the hardware through its paces. Much like Devil May Cry 4, it's relatively easy to get good frame rates in this game, so take the opportunity to turn up all the knobs and maximize the visual experience.
The Resident Evil5 benchmark tool provides a graph of continuous frame rates and averages for each of four distinct scenes. In addition it calculates an overall average for the four scenes. The overall average is what we report here, as the scenes were pretty evenly matched and no scene had results that were so far above or below the average as to present a unique situation.
The 1680x1050 test results from this game scale almost as linearly as a synthetic benchmark. The one "lump" in the graph is the overclocked XFX HD5770, standing just a little taller than its brothers on the right and left. The HD5770 trails the GTX260 in its stock form, but once we turn up the clocks to even up the odds, the HD5770 pulls even with the already overclocked GTX260. The GTX275 and 285 do very well in this game, beating both new ATI offerings easily, at a substantial price penalty, though. Once again, two 5770s in Crossfire clean house with frame rates that are beyond reproach.
Our next benchmark of the series features a strategy game with photorealistic graphics: World in Conflict.