Alienware X51 R3 Review: Console-Sized Gaming PC Gets Skylake Infusion

Bioshock Infinite Performance

Bioshock Infinite takes you (as onetime Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt) to the mysterious, flying city of Columbia. You find yourself helping Elizabeth, who soon turns out to have unusual powers. The game is an FPS, but the storyline is as compelling as the battles and Bioshock infinite has won awards and praise for its story and art design. We run the Bioshock benchmark with depth of field (DOF) enabled with its high-quality DX11 code path.

Bioshock Infinite
DirectX Gaming Performance

Bioshock Infinite


We saw more of the same here. The Alienware X51 R3 put up a strong number, and once again managed a perfectly playable framerate, but it wasn't as fast as the more powerful systems in this game--which is to be expected considering the rig is packing a mid-range GeForce GTX 960. Drop in something more robust (which we plan to in the not so distant future and this picture will change).

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