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List of video games with benchmark

It is good that when we buy a new computer we put it to the test, to verify that everything works normally. Many of the channel's followers ask us what tools we use to test the hardware. Most of the synthetic software are paid and have a considerable price, even for a simple test. But we can also do it with our games, the ones we have purchased on Steam, Uplay, Origin, Epic Games Store or wherever. Well, we have prepared a list of video games with benchmarks, the API they use and a series of interesting data about them.

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What are the existing APIs and their most basic features?

DirectX 11

It is a low-level API developed by Microsoft specifically for video games and multimedia content, such as videos. It is currently the most popular in the video game industry, although it is transitioning to new APIs.

The first version of DX11 was released on October 22, 2009 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The most recent version of this API is DirectX 11.3 which was released on July 29, 2015. It was released with support for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016.


DirectX 12

To adapt to the new times, Microsoft on July 29, 2015 announced this new API. It was officially launched on the same day as DirectX 11.3 and also for Xbox One, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Its implementation in the video game industry is still minimal and it is having a hard time getting started.

On March 20, 2017, this API was updated to add support for implementing depth limit tests and programmable MSAA for Windows 10. On October 2, 2018, support for DirectX RayTracing (real-time light ray traces) was implemented.

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OpenGL

La free version of multilanguage API for 2D and 3D graphics applications. This interface has more than 250 different functions that allows creating complex three-dimensional scenes using simple geometric functions such as points, lines and triangles. It was developed by Silicon Graphics Inc in 1992 and is widely used in CAD, virtual reality, scientific representation, information visualization, and flight simulation. It is used in the development of independent video games, especially, being quite rare in Triple A games.

It was March 11, 2010 that OpenGL 4.0 was released. Shading phases were implemented that allow the graph to download the geometric tessellation to the processor. Allows separation of texture state and texture data. They implement performance improvements, such as instance geometry shaders, array instances, and a new timer query.

Its last update was on August 11, 2014, arriving OpenGL 4.5, integrating Direct State Access, optimization of the multithreaded system, improvements for WebGL and shading compatibility.


Volcano

This latest API for 3D graphics is one of the most recent, developed by Khronos Group and presented for the first time at GDC 2015. It is characterized, among other things, by being based on Mantle, an open source API developed by AMD. This is the main reason why AMD graphics cards benefit from games that use this API.

As its main features, it is specially designed for high-end graphics cards and smartphone graphics hardware. It is based on global stateless objects. The different states are located in a command buffer. Provides explicit control over memory management and timing. It has unified management over the compute cores and graphics shaders.


Games with DirectX 11

Destiny 2

Mankind's last safe city has been subdued by the invading force led by Ghaul, the ruthless commander of the brutal Red Legion. This invasion has caused the Guardians to lose their power and has caused the survivors to flee. Our mission is to visit mysterious and unexplored worlds within the solar system looking for an arsenal of weapons and to gain unparalleled combat skills. All to defeat the Red Legion and defeat Ghaul, although for this we must gather the heroes of humanity who have survived and fight to recover our home.

  • Developers: Bungie, Vicarious Visions and High Moon Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox Box One and Google Stadia
  • Distributors: Bungie, Humble Bundle, Stadia, Steam, Battle.net
  • Graphics engine: Tiger engine

Far Cry 5

Welcome to Hope County, Montana. This idyllic area has a community of people who are lovers of freedom ... and also an apocalyptic sect called "The Door to Eden". The 'Edenists' are led by the prophet Josheph Seed and his dear and devoted brothers. These have gotten into all aspects of everyday life. Our arrival leads them to use violence to maintain control of the region. This forces us to stand up to them and sow the seeds of resistance to liberate a suffocated community. We will have to explore the land, sky and rivers of Hope with all the vehicles at our disposal with a large number of weapons to customize.

  • Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Distributors: Ubisoft, Humble Bundle, Steam and Microsoft Store
  • Graphics engine: Dunia Engine

GTA V

Franklin, Trevor, Michael. Three parallel lives that will end up crossing. Action, drugs and a myriad of nonsense when being entangled in a completely unhinged criminal world, the United States Government and the entertainment industry. A young con man, a former bank robber and a fearsome psychopath must deliver a series of blows, each more dangerous than the last. All in an unforgiving city where you can't trust anyone.

  • Developers: Rockstar North
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
  • Distributors: Rockstar Games, Steam, Humble Bundle, Microsoft Store, Epic Games Store
  • Graphics engine: RAGE Euphoria, Bullet Physics and Havok
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Games with DirectX 12

Forza Horizon 4

Open world driving game with dynamic stations that changes the driving mode of vehicles. You can go it alone or join other teams to explore Britain in a shared open world. There are over 450 vehicles that you can collect, modify and drive. Compete, perform impossible maneuvers, create and explore, follow your own path to become a Horizon Superstar.

  • Developers: PlayGround Games and Turn 10 Studios
  • Platforms:  PC and Xbox One
  • Distributors: Microsoft Studios and Microsoft Store
  • Graphics engine: Forza Tech
preview Products Assessment Price
Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition No ratings 57,38 EUR

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft's new adventure, in this case in Mesoamerica. Experience first-hand the moment when Croft becomes a grave robber. In this adventure, Croft must confront a dangerous and deadly jungle, enter terrifying tombs and persevere in its darkest hours. All while trying to stop a Mayan apocalypse that will lead her to become a thief of bumas.

  • Developers: Eidos-Montreal
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, macOS, Linux, and Stadia
  • Distributors: Square Enix, Humble Bundle, Stadia, Steam, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store
  • Graphics engine: Foundation Engine

Sniper Elite 4

Take on the shoes of an elite sniper in this fast-paced action game. The game combines the most realistic ballistics in an environment where stealth prevails. Third-person title with large and varied environments, never seen before in this franchise. The action, in this case, takes place in Italy in 1943.

  • Developers: Rebellion Developers
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Distributors: Rebellion Developers, Humble Bundle, Steam and Microsoft Store
  • Graphics engine: Asura Engine

Games with Vulkan

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation

Humanity has spread across the galaxy thanks to technological advances. Thanks to this, we will be able to manage several armies from all over the universe in an ever-growing and more powerful galactic empire. But there is a problem, a hostile force has appeared, a resistance that wants to end the hegemony of humanity. 'Substrate' wants to annihilate the Post-Human Coalition to which you belong and you must prevent it at all costs.

  • Developers: Oxide Games and Stardock Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC
  • Distributors: Stardock entertainment
  • Graphics engine: Nitrous Engine

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

The successful assassination of the Nazi General Calavera was a momentary victory. Despite this setback, the Nazis continue to rule the world. We are BJ Blazkowicz, alias 'Terror Billy', a leading member of the resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire and humanity's last hope for freedom. Only you have the weapons, the balls and the initiative to return to the United States and eliminate all the Nazis that you meet along the way, and thus, start the Second American Revolution.

  • Developers: MachineGames
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
  • Distributors: Bethesda Softwork, Steam, Humble Bundle, Nintendo eShop and Microsoft Store
  • Graphics engine: id Tech 6
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Games with OpenGL

DOOM

Frantic action, speed and gore take center stage once again in this installment of one of the most acclaimed sagas of first-person shooter titles of all time. We return to the hunt for demons throughout an intense campaign. In addition, this delivery has a multiplayer mode and an editing system that allows you to create and share content with other players.

  • Developers: Id Software
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch
  • Distributors: Bethesda Softwaroks, Steam, Humble Bundle and Nintendo eShop
  • Graphics engine: id Tech 6

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Roberto Solé

Director of Contents and Writing of this same website, technician in renewable energy generation systems and low voltage electrical technician. I work in front of a PC, in my free time I am in front of a PC and when I leave the house I am glued to the screen of my smartphone. Every morning when I wake up I walk across the Stargate to make some coffee and start watching YouTube videos. I once saw a dragon ... or was it a Dragonite?

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