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Powercolor Radeon HD5850 PCS+ Video Card review

Batman: Arkham Asylum, written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini, is based on the long-running comic book mythos, as opposed to most other Batman games which are adaptations of the character in other media besides the source material. The Joker, Batman’s arch enemy, has instigated an elaborate plot from within Arkham Asylum where many of Batman’s other villains have been incarcerated. Batman investigates and comes to learn that the Joker is trying to create an army of Bane-like creatures that threaten Gotham City, and is forced to put a stop to the Joker’s plans. The game’s main characters are voiced by the actors from the DC Animated Universe, namely Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin reprise their roles as Batman, the Joker, and Harley Quinn, respectively. The game is played as a third-person perspective action-adventure game with a primary focus on Batman’s combat abilities, his stealth and detective skills, and an arsenal of gadgets that can be used in both combat and exploration.

To test we cranked all the settings to full and toggled on 4xAA as well. we took average results from 3 sections of gameplay across various levels. This would really be a worst case scenario.


The slightly higher clocks on the Sapphire card help raise the minimum frame rate a little but generally the experience is almost identical throughout. The reference clocked card dips below 25fps in a few of our intensive test areas. The overclocked cards really do help to improve the experience of Batman at our chosen settings.

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