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.
For the upper end of our testing both the AMD Radeon HD 4550 and the Galaxy GeForce 9500 GT performed very well in Bioshock at 1280×1024 with a slight edge to AMD’s card offering. The HD 4350 was also a good competitor while the S3 Chrome 440 GTX didn’t really come close to the AMD card; it was about 60% slower than the HD 4350 and we couldn’t reliably test the 1600×1200 resolution because of the severe drop in performance.