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Performance Comparisons with Bioshock



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.


Surprising, considering the performance of the other DX10 games, Bioshock plays and looks great.  Frame rates rebounded back to levels we would expect from the current crop of graphics cards, especially for NVIDIA's pair. The 8800 GTX and 8800 GTS 512 were within a hair of each other at either resolution, with one test going for the GTX and the other for the GTS 512.

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