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DirectX 10 Benchmarking - Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 15, 2007 1:13 pm

Later today Capcom will be releasing its Lost Planet: Extreme Condition DirectX 10 demo for the PC. The demo also contains what will be the first public DirectX 10 performance test. The test is an in-engine run-through of two levels of the game, complete with enemies, explosions and 3D meshes. Read on to see how the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT does against the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX as we show you the numbers before the benchmark is made public!

This Chart Shows ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT versus NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX Performance on Lost Planet.

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Post by Illuminati » Tue May 15, 2007 1:38 pm

very interesting how night & day the difference is between ATI and Nvidia when it comes to DX10 image quality!! Not to mention the performance difference in this demo.

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Post by atlr » Tue May 15, 2007 1:53 pm

Does 8.37.4.3 help much?

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 15, 2007 1:57 pm

atlr wrote:Does 8.37.4.3 help much?
We have the lastest that the marketing department sent us. I just called them now again and asked for the driver you mentioned and they said I have the latest... They 8.37.4.2 is built on May 9th if I recall correctly.

Attached are the CCC screenshots of the two drivers that I have from AMD/ATI that I have been using. Hope this helps... AMD said some partner leaked some drivers but they were older than what I was given.
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Post by atlr » Tue May 15, 2007 3:04 pm

Thanks for the details.

I don't have any inside info on what driver pakcage is current. I just had noted that the driver package version shown in the Release Notes linked in the
AMD knowledgebase article dated May 11 at http://support.ati.com/ics/support/defa ... onID=27535 is 8.37.4.3.

I expanded the Vista driver package and the versions match those in your screen shots. The atiumd* files in this package are dated 5/10.
7.14.10.155 3,211,776 05-10-2007 atiumd6a.dll
7.14.10.155 2,805,760 05-10-2007 atiumdva.dll
7.14.10.496 4,090,880 05-10-2007 atiumd64.dll
7.14.10.496 2,797,056 05-10-2007 atiumdag.dll
6.14.10.6570 7,553,024 05-10-2007 atioglxx.dll
6.14.10.6570 11,247,104 05-10-2007 atio6axx.dll
7.1.1.634 3,107,840 05-10-2007 atikmdag.sys

Perhaps the package version change from 8.37.4.2 to 8.37.4.3 merely denotes that what was given to you as a beta was then released generally the next day.

Must be intense to be a driver coder and tester at AMD right now.
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Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 15, 2007 3:12 pm

I just got in touch with a good guy that is one of AMD's head driver guys and he said this on the version confusion...
.2 is newer. Don't ask how or why it won't make any sense. But rest assured you have the newest.

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Post by Major_A » Tue May 15, 2007 3:25 pm

Long time poster first time lurker.

I hope you update this article when you can get the DX9 version. I want to see if DX10 is taxing the cards more. I imagine it will but I hope it isn't like the PhysX card and GRAW.

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Post by HONkUS » Tue May 15, 2007 3:29 pm

well its good to see that the dx10 vista driver problem isn't just an Nvidia issue. I never thought it was, considering Nv's XP drivers have always been great for me.

Does Crossfire/SLi work in Vista yet?

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 15, 2007 3:48 pm

HONkUS wrote:well its good to see that the dx10 vista driver problem isn't just an Nvidia issue. I never thought it was, considering Nv's XP drivers have always been great for me.

Does Crossfire/SLi work in Vista yet?
yup SLI and CrossFire both work in Vista -- Brian has one card and I have one card though.

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Post by pcrobot » Tue May 15, 2007 4:00 pm

Great article as usual, and I Dugg it!

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Post by jodiuh » Tue May 15, 2007 5:08 pm

I'm getting tired of this, "release the card w/ shoddy drivers" crap the 2 keep pullin. Hell, I couldn't play Splinter Cell til 3 months after my GPU was released!

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 15, 2007 5:20 pm

yeah -- I'm not impressed by the driver situation either... They had enough time to get them better... rumor has it that the 8.38 drivers that will replace the 8.37 drivers will be greatly improved... Now it's a waiting game.

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Post by werty316 » Tue May 15, 2007 5:31 pm

Kinda of an eye opener but I am sure, just like nVidia did, ATi will get better drivers soon enough. I mean the HD2900XT has only been out for one day.
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Post by DMB2000uk » Tue May 15, 2007 5:36 pm

Why did the timezone have to American? I have to wait till tomorrow now to get the bench demo, as 6pm = 2am here.

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Ati Need to get more in the game like nvidia

Post by NKD » Tue May 15, 2007 9:26 pm

i cant belive that ati doesnt sponsor as many games as nvidia, almost everygame i play has the green nvidia logo on it, no wonder nvidia cards are always performing better, i love nvidia for that, and that is why ati comes with all those specs on the paper and their hardware is always on par. and thats why their drivers are always optimized for performance later on.
they dx9 driver talk for themselves performance wise, i am sure their stability is great but performance wise they suck so bad on some games. so i wouldnt be surprised that they havent really done crap for dx10 titles. hopefully they get their act together.
i saw in games optimized for the card is as good as gtx sometimes and on the other hand it gets smacked by even gts.

i do believe that by the time lost planet is released the we will see great results.

i have to give the credits to nvidia maketing though, they really know how to ruin ati's launch. i mean release the demo sponsored by nvidia right after r600 launches, they probably know it runs damn good on their hardware. shoot i would probably do the same thing if i was nvidia.

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Post by Apoptosis » Wed May 16, 2007 9:03 am

Just got the heads up that the ATI card doesn't render the snow due to global warming ;)

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Post by DMB2000uk » Wed May 16, 2007 9:23 am

hahaha

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Post by DMB2000uk » Wed May 16, 2007 1:50 pm

Ok, so after finally getting the DX9 version, and hunting the interwebs for missing DX dll's, I finally get it to play to find that it only supports upto 1024x768. (I know that my 7900gs would struggle at 1440x900 but I want to try it anway). There appear to be some low res widescreen options but they leave a black border on my widescreen monitor?!?! Patch the demo already!!!
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Post by Apoptosis » Wed May 16, 2007 7:05 pm

Due to popular demand for also benchmarking a GeForce 8800 GTS OC 640MB video card I have updated the benchmark results with an 8800 GTS. BFG Technologies overnight mailed me one, so now I have one to benchmark. Enjoy!

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Why the cave test is 'stuck' at 44FPS on both nvidia cards at different resolutions is beyond me. The caves scene uses procedural geometry creation for the cave rock walls (DX10), smart particles for the waterfalls and insect flocking with physics (DX10) and hyper realistic shading for shading and displacement (DX10) so it should be a great DX10 benchmark.

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