Resident Evil 5 is already the best-selling installment of the long-running series--and it hasn't even been released on the PC yet.
Slated for launch on this 18th of this month, the PC version should offer all of the content and game modes that shipped with the console versions. In addition, the PC version features a harder level of difficulty in the game's “mercenaries” mode, which are two alternate outfits for each of the game's playable characters, and full compatibility with Nvidia's GeForce 3D Vision stereoscopic glasses.
How can we measure the game's PC performance before its release? Capcom didn't provide us with a beta copy, but steered us toward Nvidia's Web site, where a Resident Evil 5 benchmark has been made available for folks who want to try the game out with Nvidia's GeForce 3D Vision glasses. According to the Capcom representative with whom we spoke, this benchmark features identical performance compared to the PC version of the full game about to be launched.
Thus, we have an excellent opportunity to examine Resident Evil 5's visual fidelity, as well as its performance, prior to its release. So, let's look at the image quality and see how the game performs with different graphics cards and CPUs.
- Resident Evil 5 Makes Its Way To The PC
- Image Quality Settings
- Image Quality: Radeon Versus GeForce + 3D Vision
- Image Quality: DirectX 9 Versus DirectX 10
- Test System And Settings
- Benchmarks: Comparing Detail Settings And Performance Impact
- Benchmark Results: Medium Detail, DirectX 9
- Benchmark Results: High Detail, DirectX 9
- Benchmark Results: 4x AA, DirectX 9
- Benchmark Results: DirectX 10 For Nvidia 3D Vision LCD Glasses
- CPU Benchmarks: Clock Speeds And Multiple Cores