NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 & 970 Maxwell GPU Reviews

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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

We know, we're getting a little repetitive at this point, but the numbers are what they are. The GeForce GTX 980 took the lead again here, in both single and dual-GPU configurations. The GeForce GTX 970 also performed relatively well, though it couldn't quite keep pace with the 780 Ti or 290X, especially as the resolution increased.

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