|Zotac GeForce GTX-480 Fermi Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 11 May 2010|
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BattleForge is free Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) developed by EA Phenomic with DirectX-11 graphics capability. Combining strategic cooperative battles, the community of MMO games, and trading card gameplay, BattleForge players are free to put their creatures, spells and buildings into combination's they see fit. These units are represented in the form of digital cards from which you build your own unique army. With minimal resources and a custom tech tree to manage, the gameplay is unbelievably accessible and action-packed.
Benchmark Reviews uses the built-in graphics benchmark to measure performance in BattleForge, using Very High quality settings (detail) and 8x anti-aliasing with auto multi-threading enabled. BattleForge is one of the first titles to take advantage of DirectX-11 in Windows 7, and offers a very robust color range throughout the busy battleground landscape. The charted results illustrate how performance measures-up between video cards when Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) is enabled.
Cost Analysis: BattleForge (1920x1200)
Test Summary: With an unbiased appetite for raw DirectX-11 graphics performance BattleForge appears to be ambiguous towards ATI and NVIDIA products, despite sponsorship from AMD. When high-strain SSAO is called into action, NVIDIA's GTX480 demonstrates how well Fermi is suited for DX11... improving upon the GeForce GTX285 by nearly 250%. While trumping ATI's best single-GPU Radeon HD5870 by 61% is an impressive feat all by itself, outperforming a dual-GPU Radeon HD5970 by 11% is incredible by definition. Additionally, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 also offers the best price to performance ratio in BattleForge.