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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Tested - Benchmarks - Dark Void

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

Dark Void


Version and / or Patch Used: Benchmark Demo
Timedemo or Level Used: Built-in Test
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The game's story takes place during World War II and centers around a cargo pilot named William Augustus Grey (voiced by Nolan North) who is teleported to another world while flying through the Bermuda Triangle. In this world, known as the 'Void', Will encounters an alien race as well as other humans, which are known as the Watchers and the Survivors respectively.


Will reluctantly joins the Survivors who are engaged in a feud with the alien race to satisfy his desire to return to Earth. While aiding the Survivors, Will discovers that the Void is a middle ground that connects both the Watchers homeworld and Earth. It also becomes apparent that the Watchers are supplying the Axis powers with various supplies for reasons unknown. With the help of Nikola Tesla, Will utilizes retrofited Watcher technology to combat the Watchers and eventually find a way to escape the Void.






We see strong performance out of all models here. At 2560 x 1600 we see that the GTX 470, GTX 285, HD 5850 and HD 5870 perform all quite close to each other. At the lower resolutions there's a bit more movement. Again, though, we see the GTX 470 pull out the win at 1680 x 1050 and then fall a little behind at the higher resolution.


With PhysX on we can see that the GTX 470 really smashes the GTX 285 here. We go from minimums of just over 30 FPS to over 50 FPS and at 2560 x 1600 the GTX 285 can't break the 30 FPS minimum while the GTX 470 is a good 4 FPS past it.


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