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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Tested - Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum

It's here! But was it worth the wait? Shane sits down with the GTX 470 and let's us know what he thinks.

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 26, 2010 11:01 pm
Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Batman Arkham Asylum


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1
Timedemo or Level Used: Built-in Test
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Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum - Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious villains who have taken over the asylum.


Using a wide range of Batman's gadgets and abilities, players will become the invisible predator and attempt to foil The Joker's demented scheme.
Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story penned exclusively for the game by famous Batman author and five-time Emmy award winner Paul Dini, whose credits include Lost season one and Batman: The Animated Series.


Note: With support for PhysX NVIDIA based cards will be tested with the technology on and off, ATI cards will be tested with the technology off due to it not being supported on their cards.






Batman AA is a bit of a flagship game for NVIDIA; not only does it offer fantastic PhysX support, but also offers one of the best 3D Vision experiences we've had to date. In saying that, you would expect the model to perform well under the game. At 1680 x 1050 it's again able to pull out a higher minimum than the HD 5870; the average does sit back a bit, though.


Again, as we climb the resolution table the model begins to sit closer and closer to the HD 5850. Across the board, though, we see the performance is well above 30 FPS in the minimum department at all resolutions.


Turning on PhysX paints a bit of a different picture. With PhysX set to high we can see that both the GTX 285 and GTX 470 are able to get over a 30 FPS minimum at the lower resolution, but both struggle at the highest resolution.


The GTX 470 doesn't have the same trouble with its numbers at 1920 x 1200 and below looking a lot more impressive. Of course, you can drop the PhysX down a level and 2560 x 1600 won't be an issue, or you could add a separate NVIDIA card to take care of PhysX for you.


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