|ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 08 August 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 (1680x1050)
Test Summary: With an unbiased appetite for raw DirectX-11 graphics performance BattleForge appears to be ambiguous towards ATI and NVIDIA products, even despite advertised sponsorship from AMD. When high-strain SSAO and 8x anti-aliasing applied, the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 trumps ATI's Radeon HD 5830 at both test resolutions by nearly 12-FPS. Overclock the GF104 by 100MHz and you get the ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP, which goes on to topple the ATI Radeon HD 5850 yet again. An improved FPS performance gives the 1GB GeForce GTX 460 excellent value of the bunch, but the ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP offers the best value... again. Two consistent trends have been established, proving that the ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP beats the ATI Radeon HD 5850 video card while providing the best value of them all.