Today brings on the launch of the first publicly downloadable DirectX 10 game demo "Lost Planet: Extreme Condition" from Capcom, this action shooter title originally to have come out for the XBOX 360.
If you're so lucky as to own a DX10 card, then head over to nZone and grab the 379MB demo to see what next-gen gaming is all about. Oh, and dont forget to update your NVIDIA drivers prior to running the demo (if you haven't already done so). There are links provided to the latest drivers on the Lost Planet download page.
Embedded within the new demo is a performance test feature as well, so after having come across some rather interesting findings during their first DX10 ATI / NVIDIA comparison yesterday (using a pre-release build of Call of Juarez for benchmarking purposes), Legit Reviews have decided to give it another go with the two cards (ATI's new HD 2900 XT vs NVIDIA's 8800 GTX).
Yesterday, I took a look the DirectX 10 Benchmark based off the game Call of Juarez. After analysis of the benchmark utility it was found that the image quality was better on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Series and the demo was actually playable above 30 frames per second on the NVIDIA card at a low resolution of 1024x768 with no AA enabled. This was a shocking outcome as the game developer told Legit Reviews that the CoJ Benchmark was done with exclusive cooperation with AMD and they were the ones that did most of the testing and made the call when the benchmark was ready to be sent out. Yesterday Legit Reviews was able to get in touch with Capcom and was able to download copies of their DirectX 10 demo and benchmark utility for the upcoming game title Lost Planet: Extreme Condition.