Lost Planet DX10 Demo
The new Lost Planet demo, in both DX9 and DX10 flavors is out today. The game has a built in benchmark feature and is being used around the web to showcase the power of NVIDIA’s GeForce 8-series GPUs.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is the first game demo that takes advantage of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series DirectX 10-compatible graphics processors. NVIDIA has worked closely with Capcom to bring the hit Xbox 360 action shooter to the PC, providing technical expertise and GeForce® 8 Series graphics processing units (GPUs) for development and testing. Lost Planet is in NVIDIA’s The Way Its Meant To Be Played® program.
As you can imagine, AMD had something to say about the DX10 demo because it was co-developed by NVIDA under its The Way Its Meant To Be Played program. This is what AMD had to say:
Before you begin testing, there are a few points I want to convey about “Lost Planet”. “Lost Planet” is an Nvidia-sponsored title, and one that Nvidia has had a chance to look at and optimize their drivers for. The developer has not made us aware of this new benchmark, and as such the ATI Radeon driver team has not had the opportunity explore how the benchmark uses our hardware and optimize in a similar fashion. Over the next little while AMD will be looking at this, but in the meantime, please note that whatever performance you see will not be reflective of what gamers will experience in the final build of the game.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition