225w ago - The PC version of Batman: Arkham Asylum won't be released until September, but there are already benchmarks and a widescreen mode test available.
Widescreen Gaming Forum have reported the tested version of Batman: Arkham Asylum offers native support for widescreen and surround gaming screen resolutions.
But while the field of view is increased in the game itself, the menus are cut in height.
The game was also test run at maximal graphics settings and different resolutions. The Geforce GTX 295 that has been used for the tests delivered more than 40 fps if the resolution is set to 1920 x 1200 pixels or below.
At 2560 x 1600 the framerate drops below 30 fps and at 5040 x 1050 pixels the graphics card only delivers about 15 fps. Besides that 18 combinations of detail settings, Anti Aliasing and Physx settings have been tested to find the best compromise between visual quality and performance.
To quote: Here's the site description of the speed tests:
• Richards: OS kernel simulation benchmark, originally written in BCPL by Martin Richards (539 lines).
• DeltaBlue: One-way constraint solver, originally written in Smalltalk by John Maloney and Mario Wolczko (880 lines).
• Crypto: Encryption and decryption benchmark based on code by Tom Wu (1,689 lines).
• RayTrace: Ray tracer benchmark based on code by Adam Burmister (3,418 lines).
A few notes: First, your mileage may vary; I ran these tests on my dual-core Windows XP machine.
Second, my apologies here to Opera, whose browser I don't have installed.
Third, I tried to run the SunSpider benchmark tests as well, but perhaps because a lot of other curious people had the same idea on the day Chrome launched, I couldn't get to...