AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: Hawaii x 2

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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

At this point we're probably starting to sound like a broken record, but the numbers are what they are. The GeForce GTX 780 SLI configuration came out on top in the Bioshock Infinite benchmark at all three resolutions. The Radeon R9 295X2 did outpace the 290X CrossFire setup again, though.

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There were a few rather large frame-time hiccups on all of the multi-GPU configurations in this game, but the Radeons had the biggest problem at around the half-way point.

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