|ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Mathew Williams|
|Monday, 04 October 2010|
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DX10: Resident Evil 5
Built upon an advanced version of Capcom's proprietary MT Framework game engine to deliver DirectX-10 graphic detail, Resident Evil 5 offers gamers non-stop action similar to Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet, and Dead Rising. The 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". Games using the MT Framework are originally developed on the PC and then ported to the other two console platforms.
On the PC version of Resident Evil 5, both DirectX 9 and DirectX-10 modes are available for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista Operating Systems. Microsoft Windows 7 will play Resident Evil with backwards compatible Direct3D APIs. Resident Evil 5 is branded with the NVIDIA The Way It's Meant to be Played (TWIMTBP) logo, and receives NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision functionality enhancements.
NVIDIA and Capcom offer the Resident Evil 5 benchmark demo for free download from their website, and Benchmark Reviews encourages visitors to compare their own results to ours. Because the Capcom MT Framework game engine is very well optimized and produces high frame rates, Benchmark Reviews uses the DirectX-10 version of the test at 1280x1024 and 1680x1050 resolutions. Super-High quality settings are configured, with 8x MSAA post processing effects for maximum demand on the GPU. Results from the Scene #4 test are collected for the chart illustrated below.
Cost Analysis: Resident Evil 5 (Area 4)
Test Summary: The Resident Evil benchmark really turns things upside down, with the older HD4870 taking the lead. My guess would be that is the 256-bit memory interface showing its strength. The other three cards have more processing power, but are limited by 128-bit memory interface. The other three cards are left to fight it out for second place and are fairly well matched.