Experience Arkham City with ASUS DirectCU Graphics Cards

November 9th, 2011 in .News & Events .Products
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Game developers Rocksteady released the Batman: Arkham City game last month; and being a console gamer, I just had to check it out.

What I saw on the consoles literally blew me away. Well, it did for a couple of days, until I saw the NVIDIA’s Arkham City gameplay video for the PC.

The footage showed a side by side comparison of the game played with a GeForce 8800 GT with PhysX off and a GeForce GTX 560 with PhysX on. The former delivered visuals pretty much on par with what I’ve seen on the consoles.

However, seeing Arkham City in all its glory with PhysX on made me realize what I was missing. Papers flutter and get strewn in a melee; while dust, smoke, and mist effects trail in the wake of a running character. The devil is in the details, and these further add to the mystique of Batman’s Gotham.

But of course it takes serious computing power to generate something like that, so it’s not simply a matter of taking a graphics card here, and throwing in a CPU there to make a gaming machine.

ASUS GeForce® GTX DirectCU graphics cards features NVIDIA PhysX® and DirectX 11 technologies that enhances the gameplay experience with the minute details that makes Batman and Gotham City come alive.  DirectCU technology feature copper heat pipes that are in direct contact with the graphics card to deliver 20% more cooling performance; while two 10cm fans help dissipate heat by generating 600% greater airflow than other reference samples.

Word on the street is Batman: Arkham City makes it PC debut in a little under two weeks, hitting the stores from 22 November.

Right, I’ve got the graphics card settled, now can someone please help me put together a gaming rig…

Game screen copyright 2011 Warner Bros Entertainment

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  • http://twitter.com/cloudsmesh Vishal

    Just waiting for its launch.