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.
Our first results from Bioshock are pretty impressive – the HD 4870 512MB card is able to just about out perform the dual-GPU RV670-based HD 3870 X2 1GB card in ALL resolutions. And the HD 4850 512MB is also pretty powerful!
In our Bioshock testing the single HD 4870 is able to stand up to the power of the GTX 280 and NEARLY take the performance lead! CrossFire scaling is decent at the top resolution but fairly mediocre at resolutions below 2560×1600.
Here we see how the HD 4850s perform in a CrossFire configuration – note how the pair compares to a single GeForce GTX 260 card as they both will cost you $400 or so. Scaling is VERY impressive especially at the higher resolutions!
Great post there…. Just
Great post there…. Just have one question though, if you have to compare the rv770 to a xenos (which is in the xbox360), how many times more powerful would it be?