Testing – Gaming 2
Battlefield 3 is probably the most popular PC game to come out in the past year and it really pushes video cards and gaming systems to the max! There is no official benchmarking tool for the game so we will be doing this one the old way with FRAPS. First we needed to pick a sequence to benchmark. We decided on the second mission where you get ambushed. To see the full sequence check out the video below.
So now we have the sequence set we can go ahead and benchmark it with FRAPS. We set the in-game settings to High and ran the sequence at a resolution of 1920 x 1080, here are the results.
With Fraps you can track each individual frame so here is a line graph showing you how each individual card did during our recorded sequence.
Our final benchmark is Lost Planet 2. It is a standalone benchmark. Included are 2 tests, Test A and Test B. The primary purpose of Test A is to give an indication of typical game play performance of the PC running Lost Planet 2. (i.e. if you can run Mode A smoothly, the game will be playable at a similar condition). In this test, the character’s motion is randomized to give a slightly different outcome each time. We will be running Test A on high settings with 4x antialiasing at a resolution of 1920 x 1080.