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Bioshock Infinite Performance

Bioshock Infinite
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Bioshock Infinite

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.

Save for the reference GeForce GTX 760 when tested at 1920x1200, the GTX 760 generally outperformed the Radeon HD 7950 in the BioShock Infinite benchmark. The same holds true for the dual-GPU setups.

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The Radeon HD 7870 exhibited some funky behavior at the very beginning of our Bioshock Infinite tests, but other than that there were no frame pacing issues to report with the single-GPU configurations.

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In the dual-GPU configurations though, the Radeon HD 7950 CrossFire setup exhibited some wild swings in frametime at both the beginning and end of the test.

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