Round-Up: GeForce GTX 980 and 970 Cards From MSI, EVGA, and Zotac Reviewed

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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.

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DirectX Gaming Performance


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Things are probably getting a little repetitive at this point, but the numbers are what they are. The MSI and Zotac GeForce GTX 980 cards were the clear leaders once again. Though, EVGA's offering continues to perform very well. Here, EVGA's FTW card outpaced the Titan, left the reference 970 in its wake, and finished right about on par with a GeForce GTX 780 Ti.


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