|NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 GF106 Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 13 September 2010|
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DX10: Street Fighter IV
Capcom's Street Fighter IV is part of the now-famous Street Fighter series that began in 1987. The 2D Street Fighter II was one of the most popular fighting games of the 1990s, and now gets a 3D face-lift to become Street Fighter 4. The Street Fighter 4 benchmark utility was released as a novel way to test your system's ability to run the game. It uses a few dressed-up fight scenes where combatants fight against each other using various martial arts disciplines. Feet, fists and magic fill the screen with a flurry of activity. Due to the rapid pace, varied lighting and the use of music this is one of the more enjoyable benchmarks.
Street Fighter IV uses a proprietary Capcom SF4 game engine, which is enhanced over previous versions of the game. In terms of 3D graphical demand, Street Fighter IV is considered very low-end for most desktop GPUs. While modern desktop computers with discrete graphics have no problem playing Street Fighter IV at its highest graphical settings, integrated and mobile GPUs have a difficult time producing playable frame rates with the lowest settings configured.
Street Fighter IV Extreme Quality Settings
Cost Analysis: Street Fighter IV (Extreme)
Test Summary: Street Fighter IV is a fast-action game that doesn't require a large video frame buffer for it's rather small maps, but instead prefers power graphics processing to keep up with commands. Configured with the highest quality settings and maximum post-processing effects, Street Fighter IV still delivers excellent frame rates on our lower-end video cards. AMD's Radeon HD 5750 produced 62.4 FPS, which was immediately overtaken by NVIDIA's GeForce GTS 450. With 90.7 FPS before any overclock, the GTS 450 surpassed the Radeon HD 5770's 80.0 FPS and then improves the lead to 99.1 FPS once overclocked. Street Fighter IV is one of those games that relies more on intense player involvement than special effects, although you wouldn't know it from watching the colorful players and backgrounds.