Lost Planet is the first game to be released that utilizes DirectX 10 and while this has generated a great deal of attention for the 3-person shooter, everything is not all it is cracked up to be! In this article we compare DX9 and DX10 image quality along with performance. The Radeon HD 2900XT has been included and the results were pleasantly surprising. The overrated GeForce 8600 series graphics cards are also included, though their performance numbers were not suprising.
Okay, so there you have it performance, image quality and various graphics card comparisons all in the one article. For the most part what we have learnt from all our Lost Planet testing has been quite disappointing, though there were a few surprises. The biggest surprise was the AMD Radeon HD 2900XT which managed to deliver comparable performance to the GeForce 8800 GTX in a number of tests. The Radeon HD 2900XT was impressive in the DX9 tests, while there is much work to be done before the divers can deliver acceptable DX10 performance.