AMD Radeon R7 265 Mainstream GPU Review

Bioshock Infinite Performance

BioShock Infinite is clear game-of-the-year material. The floating city of Columbia is one of the most evocative, intense, and gorgeous environments we've ever seen in a PC game -- but how much you like it may depend on what sort of visual wizardry you prefer. BioShock Infinite is built on Unreal Engine 3, and while it pushes that framework's capabilities into the stratosphere, there's a clear difference between BioShock Infinite and, say, Crysis 3. BioShock Infinite emphasizes light, color and motion, and while the characters look more exaggerated and cartoon-like than some other games, they still look great. We tested the game at various resolutions with its DX11 code path with DOF effects enabled.

Bioshock Infinite
DirectX Gaming Performance

 Bioshock Infinite

The Radeon R7 265 trailed the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost in our Bioshock Infinite testing in terms of average frame rates, but the Radeon's minimum framerates were significantly better at both resolutions.

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The Radeons and GTX 760 suffered from a couple of nasty frame time spikes in this benchmark, which caused some noticeable hiccups in the animation, but generally frame pacing was consistent here.

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