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Dissecting DX10

The Lost Planet: Extreme Condition PC demo for Vista runs its performance test at default settings on the Dell XPS with a screen resolution of 1600x1000.

The Lost Planet : Extreme Condition PC demo for Vista runs its performance test at default settings on the Dell XPS with a screen resolution of 1600x1000.

At default settings without SLI enabled on the Dell, Lost Planet's graphics look good but can occasionally get blurry.

At default settings without SLI enabled on the Dell, Lost Planet’s graphics look good but can occasionally get blurry.

The snow and outdoor environments in Lost Planet are displayed in exquisite detail, even at default settings and no SLI.

The snow and outdoor environments in Lost Planet are displayed in exquisite detail, even at default settings and no SLI.

Pay attention to the performance test numbers on the left. The frame rates increase when the game moves inside.

Pay attention to the performance test numbers on the left. The frame rates increase when the game moves inside.

When the Akrid creatures attack, the frame rates dip.

When the Akrid creatures attack, the frame rates dip.

Explosions in Lost Planet are extremely well done and don't kill the game's frame rates.

Explosions in Lost Planet are extremely well done and don’t kill the game’s frame rates.

The fire is about as realistic as one could expect in Lost Planet.

The fire is about as realistic as one could expect in Lost Planet.

Even the smoke following the explosions is well done.

Even the smoke following the explosions is well done.

The Akrid attack!

The Akrid attack !

A large Akrid comes crashing through the ceiling in a shower or snow flurries and broken glass.

A large Akrid comes crashing through the ceiling in a shower or snow flurries and broken glass.

The frame rates suffered when the larger Akrid appeared, but the animation was still impressive.

The frame rates suffered when the larger Akrid appeared, but the animation was still impressive.