Lost Planet 2 Benchmark
Lost Planet 2 is the second installment 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 benchmark B, which is designed to be a deterministic and effective benchmark tool featuring DirectX 11 elements.
Another interesting result, virtually the opposite of what we saw with AvP: this time, there’s a substantial difference between the processors, with AMD FX performance rising smoothly at both low and high settings as we increase the clock frequency.
The Intel CPU wins the low settings test by a substantial margin, while the AMD FX-9590 smokes the high settings test. This is the only benchmark I ran where the FX-9590 scored substantially better than the overclocked FX-8320E.
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