MSI R5670 Cyclone 1G review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/24/2010 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Resident Evil 5 (DirectX 10)
A new addition to our benchmark suite is Resident Evil 5. Capcom's newly released game ensures you a survival horror sequel that will let you bust up some zombies on your hard drive. Resident Evil 5 PC supports DirectX 9 and 10 along with ultra-high resolutions.
The game looks fantastic and has a built in benchmark. We test at 4xAA with all settings maxed and activated, including BLUR. If you'd like to reproduce the benchmark scores yourself, then please select the fixed benchmark as we opted for a fixed time demo.
It's suffice to say that even at the very best image quality, Resident Evil 5 should run quite well. Even at 1920x1200 we still see 42 FPS, that surely gives you some room to play with in terms of higher image quality settings.
We test the MSI R5670 Cyclone 1G. a sub 100 USD graphics card that certainly is not a card with a lot of muscle, but for low-level and not too demanding gaming, it can suffice. MSI decided to redesign the board a little bit, slapped a Cyclone cooler on the GPU, ditched their high-end 'military class' components on it, equipped it with some faster memory and bam... you've got yourself a product that can be tweaked into the stratosphere. 1Ghz? Not an issue my kind Sir.