6. Far Cry 2, Left4Dead, StreetFighter IV
- Far Cry 2 (DirectX 9/10)
The 'Far Cry 2' supports both DirectX 9 and DirectX10.
The Inno3D GTS 450 iChiLL seems to be ~5FPS slower than the HD5770 under DX9 for all the resolutions. However, as the quality settings become more demanding ("Ultra High") this difference in the FPS is smaller.
Enabling DX10 shaders and the "Ultra High" quality settings resulted to an equal performance for the Inno3D GTS 450 iChiLL and the HD5770. The GTS 450 iChiLL will give you a small advantage (~6FPS) with the antializing enabled:
- Left4Dead (DirectX 9)
Introduced in 2004, Valve’s Source engine continues to live on in new Valve games. Although this game is not very GPU limited to a significant degree we are using it in our testbed.
We used a custom time demo and measured the performance of the graphics card for the resolutions of 1280x1024, 1650x1080 and 1920x1200, with 16xAF enabled and all visual settings maxed out.
The Inno3D GTS 450 gave an average performance here and it was weaker than the HD5770:
- StreetFighter IV (DirectX 9)
Lastly, two more benchmarks from the Streetfighter IV and the Unigine Benchmark Engine (DX10) demonstrating the graphic performance of the graphic card.
Unigine is a proprietary cross-platform middleware, developed by Unigine Corp. It is used as either a game engine or as an engine for VR systems. Unigine currently has support for OpenGL 4.0 and DirectX 11 It supports hardware tessellation and Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO), DirectCompute, and Shader Model 5.0.