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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
HIS HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X 2GB Video Card
Closer Look: HIS Radeon HD7850
HIS IceQ Turbo Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
VGA Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Street Fighter IV
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2
DX11: BattleField 3
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
HIS HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
HIS HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DX11: Lost Planet 2

Lost Planet 2 is the second instalment in the saga of the planet E.D.N. III, ten years after the story of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. The snow has melted and the lush jungle life of the planet has emerged with angry and luscious flora and fauna. With the new environment comes the addition of DirectX-11 technology to the game.

Lost Planet 2 takes advantage of DX11 features including tessellation and displacement mapping on water, level bosses, and player characters. In addition, soft body compute shaders are used on 'Boss' characters, and wave simulation is performed using DirectCompute. These cutting edge features make for an excellent benchmark for top-of-the-line consumer GPUs.

The Lost Planet 2 benchmark offers two different tests, which serve different purposes. This article uses tests conducted on benchmark B, which is designed to be a deterministic and effective benchmark tool featuring DirectX 11 elements.

  • Lost Planet 2 Benchmark 1.0
    • Moderate Settings: (2x AA, Low Shadow Detail, High Texture, High Render, High DirectX 11 Features)

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Cost Analysis: Lost Planet 2 (1680x1050)

  • $299.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X costs $5.75 per FPS
  • $139.99 NVIDIA GeForce Gigabyte GTX 460 OC costs $4.06 per FPS
  • $199.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD6870 X Turbo X costs $5.93 per FPS
  • $249.99 NVIDIA GeForce MSI GTX 560Ti Hawk costs $4.89 per FPS
  • $289.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD6950 X Turbo X costs $7.62 per FPS
  • $379.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD7870 IceQ Turbo costs $6.35 per FPS
  • Video Card Test Products

    Graphics Card Gigabyte GeForce
    GTX 460 OC
    HIS Radeon
    HD6870 X Turbo X
    MSI GeForce
    GTX 560Ti Hawk
    HIS Radeon
    HD6950 X Turbo X
    HIS Radeon
    HD7850 IceQ X Turbo X
    HIS Radeon
    HD7870 IceQ Turbo
    GPU Cores 336 1120 384 1408 1024 1280
    Core Clock (MHz) 715 975 950 880 1000 1100
    Shader Clock (MHz) 1430 N/A 1900 N/A N/A N/A
    Memory Clock (MHz) 900 1150 1050 1300 1250 1200
    Memory Amount 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5
    Memory Interface 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit



     

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    # Settings are unclearcatleap 2013-02-17 11:56
    The text above the benchmark results says "Extreme Settings: (High Quality, Normal Tessellation, 16x AF, 4x AA)".

    However the actual benchmark image states you are using 8xAA. So which AA setting are you using for these tests?

    Also, why did you do a cost analysis for 1680x1050 and not 1080p?
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