Radeon HD 3650 Showdown - ASUS vs. HIS

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BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter with RPG elements, that has a feel very reminiscent of System Shock 2 or Deus Ex.  It uses a modified Unreal Engine 3.0 with heavy emphasis on enhanced water effects to the extent that Irrational Games actually hired a water programmer and water artist just for this game.  Part horror flick, part sci-fi novel, BioShock is an experience that one won't soon forget.  We gathered our testing results by measuring frame rates through FRAPS while performing the same set of actions in the opening corridors of Rapture at 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 with all graphical settings turned to High.


Not much new to report, what with four cards performing on quite similar levels and one that isn't.  Leaving the Diamond HD 3650 out of the equation, each of the HD 3650s and the sole 8600 GTS are only removed from each other by 1.29 fps at 1280x1024, and even closer at 1.09 fps at 1600x1200 - roughly a four percent delta from top to bottom.  Perhaps the only noteable thing here is that the GeForce is near the top of the tight-knit pack at the lower resolution, yet falls flat at the higher one.

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