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Written by Mathew Williams   
Monday, 04 October 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP Video Card
NVIDIA Fermi Features
NVIDIA GF106 GPU Fermi Architecture
Closer Look: ASUS GTS 450 DirectCU TOP
Video Card Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Resident Evil 5
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: BattleForge
DX9 SSAO: Mafia II
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
ASUS ENGTS450 TOP Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
ASUS ENGTS450 TOP Overclocking
NVIDIA GTS 450 Final Thoughts
ASUS ENGTS450 TOP Conclusion

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)

  • $130 Radeon HD 4870 costs $2.03 per FPS
  • $140 GeForce GTS 450 costs $2.51 per FPS
  • $150 Radeon HD 5770 costs $2.55 per FPS
  • 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.

    Graphics Card ASUS HD4870 TOP XFX HD5770 ASUS GTS 450 TOP EVGA GTS 450 FTW
    GPU Cores 800 800 192 192
    Core Clock (MHz) 815 850 925 920
    Shader Clock (MHz) N/A N/A 1850 1840
    Memory Clock (MHz) 925 1200 1000 1026
    Memory Amount 512MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5
    Memory Interface 256-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit



    # RE: ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP Video CardSTON 2010-10-06 16:22
    thx , great review always

    DX11: Mafia II ?????
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    # RE: RE: ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP Video CardOlin Coles 2010-10-06 17:33
    I don't understand your question.
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    # TOP tweak voltageshici 2010-11-28 03:58
    what it means tweak voltage....?
    i bought this version n i dunno what to setup for Vcore...
    what is Vcore actually??
    and can what happen if i slightly change the value of engine core?
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