|ASUS ENGTX580 GeForce GTX 580 Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 23 November 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.
BattleForge Extreme Quality Settings
Cost Analysis: BattleForge (1920x1200)
Test Summary: With BattleForge graphics settings turned to their highest quality and SSAO enabled, the GeForce GTX 580 truly shines as it easily surpasses the dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970 and matches up to a pair of AMD Radeon HD 6870's in CrossFireX. The irony here is that BattleForge isn't even part of NVIDIA's The Way It's Meant To Be Played initiative; it's actually an AMD co-developed game. Nevertheless, all 512 CUDA cores dance past the others to offer one of the more respectable cost to performance ratios. Compared to the pair of overclocked EVGA GeForce GTX 460's in SLI, it takes an overclocked ENGTX580 to match performance.