Benchmark Results: The Last Remnant
This role-playing game takes a more leisurely tempo because its battles come in predictable rounds much like those in Final Fantasy. Visuals come from the Unreal 3 engine, which keeps gaining more DirectX 10 content as time passes. Because you can’t boost AA for this game manually, and the Nvidia drivers can’t deliver higher settings, we used standard settings, which are locked at 4x anisotropic filtering (AF).
When set to High, the graphics settings are maxed out for the game, so that’s what we used for our high-end tests. We used a real battle for the test sequence we measured with FRAPS, and because game action and encounters varied, we averaged two different runs for our readings. Without AA enabled, better graphics cards deliver decent frame rates, while higher-end GPUs deliver absolutely fluid action throughout.