With no game worth benchmarking releasing any time soon I decided to benchmark Metro 2033, a very hardware demanding game as we all know it.
So today I’m gonna do the operating system benchmark, the CPU and cores benchmark, I will show you how Metro 2033 uses the GPU and CPU and finally gonna do some tests with different settings and resolutions.
Metro 2033 is one of the few games ( if not the only one ) that fully supports Direct X 9, Direct X 10 and Direct X 11. I will do the test in all Direct X versions.
Unfortunately Metro 2033 won’t work on Windows 8 x32 and after a few hours of messing around I decided to remove it.
Finally I decided to benchmark Crysis 2. After last week’s DX11 release I tried to test Crysis 2 but had all sorts of issues: random crashes, impossibility of loading any kind of save game, the benchmark tool supplied by Nvidia ( oaMan ) didn’t work properly.
I waited for a fix for so long and eventually I decided to take matters into my own hands. Started tweaking and testing and managed to make Crysis 2 load all my save games but still couldn’t get the benchmark tool to work right. So I’m doing this benchmark the old fashion way: manually. It took me 2 days to do it right but it’s finally here.
For today’s benchmark I installed a new Windows 8 x64 build ( 7989 ) a more competitive build as we will see further.
This time I’m benchmarking FEAR 3 Direct X 9 and Direct X 11 in Windows XP x32 / x64, Windows 7 x32 / x64 and Windows 8 x32 / x64.
In the second part of this benchmark I will test FEAR 3 with 1, 2, 3 and 4 cores in both Direct X 9 and Direct X 11.
As AMD Catalyst 11.6 was released yesterday I thought we should know if it’s any better than the last one ( AMD Catalyst 11.5 ).
AMD Catalyst 11.6 seems to fix some performance issues with games like: H.A.W.X., Formula 1, Crysis, etc. Those fixes address HD6900 Series Cards so the test system is perfect for this benchmark.
The results aren’t straight forward, in some games the new AMD driver is better but in other it’s either equal or worse than the previous one.
Today I’m benchmarking Alice Madness Returns in Windows XP x32 / x64, Windows 7 x32 / x64 and Windows 8 x32 / x64. In the second page I will benchmark the game with 1, 2, 3 and 4 cores.
All cores test will be done twice: firstly with PhysX set at High and secondly with PhysX set at Low.
Today I will benchmark Red Faction Armageddon in Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The game took me by surprise when I found out that it has Direct X 9 and Direct X 11. Well you’ll later see the differences between the two modes.Also I’ll be testing the game on 1,2,3 and 4 cores in both DX9 and DX11.
Red Faction Armageddon doesn’t bring anything new from the old game, sure being able to destroy everything in sight is fun but I feel that they should of implemented some physics. The whole ripping a building apart doesn’t feel right without them. I guess all of us would give Direct X 11 for a little bit physics in a flash, right?
Today I’m gonna benchmark Formula 1 2010 in Windows XP x32 / x64, Windows 7 x32 / x64 and Windows 8 x64 in both Direct X 9 and Direct X 11, we’ll see some interesting results.
I won’t be testing F1 in Windows 8 x32 because the game fails to start, the problem seems to come from the GFWL problem. I managed to fix it 8 x64 but in 8 x32 the game just gives an unknown error after a few seconds of loading. Leaving that aside, in the second part of this benchmark I’ll test F1 with 2,3 and 4 cores in Direct X 9 and Direct X 11.
Lastly I’ll show you how the game uses the GPU and CPU in Direct x 9 and Direct X 11 respectively. Let’s get this going, shall we?
I just got my hands on Dungeon Siege III and I’m gonna test it in Windows XP x32 / x64, Windows 7 x32 / x64 and Windows 8 x32 / x64.
Also I’m gonna do some core benchmarking to see how this game performs on one, two, three and four CPU cores. At the end of this benchmark I’m going to show you how Dungeon Siege III uses your GPU and CPU while gaming.
Duke Nukem Forever is due to be released in about 4 days so let’s see how the much awaited game performs against Windows XP and Windows 7; unfortunately the game doesn’t work with Windows 8. So today I’ll be testing the game against earlier mentioned operating system and I’ll benchmark the game with 1, 2, ...
Since no games were released for some time now I think I should return to the “classics” and for me Aliens vs Predator is one of them. So I’ll benchmark Aliens vs Predator in Windows XP x32 / x64, Windows 7 x32 / x64 and Windows 8 x32/x64 in both Direct X 9 and Direct ...