Max Payne 3
In the Hardware.Info testlab our testing engineers are busy expanding and overhauling our graphics card benchmarks. One of the games we'll be using form now on to test new GPUs is Max Payne 3. We tested 24 current graphics cards with this game, and compared the benchmark results.
The third installment in the Max Payne series came out in June for the PC. It's a DirectX 11 game developed for the latest generation graphics card. It received positive reviews, the PC version has a MetaCritic score of 87/100. Click here for the IGN review.
We tested Max Payne in two resolutions, Full HD (1920x1080) and 3x Full HD (5760x1080), and with two different settings (Normal and Highest). Max Payne 3 does not come with a built-in benchmark, so in order to create identical testing conditions we walk the same route in one of the first levels. We use FRAPS to measure the average framerate.
We use our standard graphics card testing system, consisting of an Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB Corsair DDR3-1600 memory and an ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard. The drivers we used are the AMD Catalyst version 12.11 and Nvidia GeForce drivers version 310.33.
This is the part of the level that we use for the benchmark, with below the exact settings: