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ASUS GeForce GTX 590 3GB Video Card Review (Page 9)

By: Shawn Baker from Mar 24, 2011 @ 7:56 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASUS

Lost Planet 2

Version and / or Patch Used: Benchmark Demo
Timedemo or Level Used: Built in Benchmark - Test A Scene 1
Developer Homepage: http://www.capcom.com/
Product Homepage: http://www.lostplanet2game.com/


Lost Planet 2 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom. The game is the sequel to Lost Planet: Extreme Condition which is also made by Capcom, taking place ten years after the events of the first game, on the same fictional planet. The story takes place back on E.D.N. III 10 years after the events of the first game. The snow has melted to reveal jungles and more tropical areas that have taken the place of more frozen regions. The plot begins with Mercenaries fighting against Jungle Pirates. After destroying a mine, the Mercenaries continue on to evacuate the area, in which a Category-G Akrid appears and attacks them. After being rescued, they find out their evacuation point (Where the Category-G appeared) was a set-up and no pick up team awaited them. The last words imply possible DLC additions to the game, "There's nothing to be gained by wiping out snow pirates... unless you had some kind of grudge."

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Lost Planet 2 is very tessellation heavy and we see that NVIDIA models are very strong here again. The GTX 590 performs stronger than the GTX 560 Ti Sonic SLI setup and a lot stronger than the AMD offerings which all seem to hit a wall at the same point.

Compared to the GTX 580, we've got very strong performance and more importantly we've got playable FPS at all resolutions.

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