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. 


GPUs Under $70 - HD 4550, HD 4350, Galaxy 9500 GT, S3 Chrome 440 GTX - Graphics Cards 57

GPUs Under $70 - HD 4550, HD 4350, Galaxy 9500 GT, S3 Chrome 440 GTX - Graphics Cards 58
Bioshock settings

GPUs Under $70 - HD 4550, HD 4350, Galaxy 9500 GT, S3 Chrome 440 GTX - Graphics Cards 59

GPUs Under $70 - HD 4550, HD 4350, Galaxy 9500 GT, S3 Chrome 440 GTX - Graphics Cards 60

GPUs Under $70 - HD 4550, HD 4350, Galaxy 9500 GT, S3 Chrome 440 GTX - Graphics Cards 61

GPUs Under $70 - HD 4550, HD 4350, Galaxy 9500 GT, S3 Chrome 440 GTX - Graphics Cards 62

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. 

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