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ATI Catalyst 10.6 Windows 7 Driver Analysis - Benchmarks - Darkest of Days

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jun 21, 2010 5:41 am
Manufacturer: AMD

Darkest of Days


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.4
Timedemo or Level Used: Built-in Test
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Darkest of Days takes the player through time into historic battles in an effort to save key individuals from certain death. The battles range from Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 to fighting in Pompeii as ash and fire rain down from an erupting Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Other locations include the battles of Antietam and Tannenberg, and a German World War II P.O.W. camp. There are different missions in every time period and the game takes about 4 hours to complete.


The game features over twenty weapons, both from the original time period as well as those brought back from the future. In addition, there are artillery weapons from different time periods to assist in battle.


Note: With the PhysX set to Medium or High Darkest of Days take advantage of the NVIDIA PhysX abilities. For that reason we will test ATI cards at the Low preset, NVIDIA based cards though will be tested at Low and High.


PhysX set to Low w/out PhysX based Card




HD 5770 - Here we see no real change.


HD 5850 - Performance is a bit wobbly here, a little down at 1920 x 1200.


HD 5870 - Here we see no real change.


HD 5970 - Here we see no real change.


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