Mirror’s Edge™Catalyst Launching With "Hyper" Settings, Powered By The GeForce GTX 1080 & 1070

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Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst from EA DICE is now available, offering gamers hours of fun in a massive city tailor-built for fast, fluid movement in first-person. For this latest release, DICE has taken PC visual fidelity to a new level, taking full advantage of the power of our new GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards.

Making full use of their blistering performance, and 8GB framebuffer, DICE is able to dramatically increase environmental detail and shadow quality on the new 10 Series graphics cards, and further improve the quality of reflections, visual effects, environmental maps, image based lighting, motion blur, and Resolution Scale’s downsampling. Classed as “Hyper” settings, these enhancements enable users to explore a richer, more detailed city on the very best PCs and graphics cards, delivering the definitive Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst experience.

On the GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics card, these Hyper settings run at over 60 frames per second at 2560x1440 in our testing, giving GTX 1080 gamers a highly detailed, highly responsive experience.

For an exclusive first look at the Hyper settings running on a GeForce GTX 1080, watch or download our direct feed gameplay videos below.


Download the 931MB, 1920x1080 60 FPS direct feed video here, or watch on YouTube


Download the 506MB, 1920x1080 60 FPS direct feed video here, or watch on YouTube


Download the 1.42GB, 1920x1080 60 FPS direct feed video here, or watch on YouTube

Want to see how Hyper settings compare to Ultra settings? Here are five interactive comparison screenshots highlighting a few of the more noticeable enhancements applied by Hyper (click to load):

Mirror's Edge Catalyst - GeForce GTX 1080 Hyper Settings Interactive Comparison #001 - Mesh Quality Hyper vs. Ultra
With Hyper settings, objects and NPCs can be seen from further away, additional detail is displayed, and shadows are shown scene-wide, greatly increasing image quality across every area of the game.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst - GeForce GTX 1080 Hyper Settings Interactive Comparison #002 - Mesh Quality Hyper vs. Ultra
Hyper settings improve every scene, adding extra detail from the foreground to the background.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst - GeForce GTX 1080 Hyper Settings Interactive Comparison #001 - Shadow Quality Hyper vs. Ultra
Shadow fidelity increases greatly with Hyper settings enabled, bolstering image quality greatly in many scenes.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst - GeForce GTX 1080 Hyper Settings Interactive Comparison #002 - Shadow Quality Hyper vs. Ultra
More realistic and detailed shadows can be found throughout Glass City with Hyper settings enabled.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst - GeForce GTX 1080 Hyper Settings Interactive Comparison #001 - Texture Quality Hyper vs. Ultra
Boosting Texture Quality to "Hyper" quadruples the quality of Image-Based Lighting, and further improves Environment Mapping fidelity, creating more detailed and vibrant scenes, especially at night.

For the technically-minded, here’s a quick overview of the many features enhanced by Hyper:

 
  • Lighting Quality: Shadow Map Resolution, Spotlight Shadow Map Resolution, and Shadow Draw Distance greatly increased
  • Mesh Quality: Object Draw Distance, Character Draw Distance, Object LOD Quality, and Object Shadow Draw Distance greatly increased
  • Reflection Quality: Fidelity further improved
  • Texture Quality: Environment Mapping Quality improved and Image-Based Lighting Resolution increased
  • Motion Blur: Sample count increased
  • Render Scaling: Downsampling upgraded to Lanczos Separable from Bicubic Sharper

When playing Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst on PC you’ll be able to enjoy the game with the highest level of detail possible on the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, making the futuristic city look even better. And of course, you’ll also be able use G-SYNC, Dynamic Super Resolution, GeForce Experience Optimal Playable Settings, GeForce Experience ShadowPlay, and GeForce Experience Share to further improve your experience, and to share your favorite moments with friends.

If you've yet to get your hands on a GeForce GTX 1080 we have GPU recommendations for 60 FPS gaming on other GPUs, too, plus the aforementioned GeForce Experience Optimal Playable Settings, which will help you optimize the game for your specific system configuration. Learn more in our Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst Recommended GPU article.

Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst Recommended GPUs

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