Bioshock

Bioshock (DirectX 10)


An impressive FPS-based game with a great story, Bioshock impresses with both graphics and its ability to drag you along in the gameplay.  It has both DX9 and DX10 render paths and should make a great benchmark for graphics cards promising the best of both worlds. 


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At both the 1600×1200 and 1920×1200 resolutions, the move from a two GPU to four GPU solution didn’t result in a very noticeable performance gain.  In fact, the four-way solution was actually a bit slower from the extra software overhead involved in the driver.  However at the 2560×1600 resolution, the CrossFireX performance gains are beginning to show.  Adding in HD 3870 to your HD 3870 X2 setup gets you a 30% overall gain in frame rate and adding a fourth GPU gets you another 10% or so.  Going from a single 3870 X2 card to a pair of them nets a 41% performance increase.

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