Bioshock Infinite (DirectX 11)
BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter like you’ve never seen. Just ask the judges from E3 2011, where the Irrational Games title won over 85 editorial awards, including the Game Critics Awards’ Best of Show. Set in 1912, players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target? Elizabeth, imprisoned since childhood. During their daring escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond — one that lets Booker augment his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. Together, they fight from high-speed Sky-Lines, in the streets and houses of Columbia, on giant zeppelins, and in the clouds, all while learning to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, and immersing players in a story that is not only steeped in profound thrills and surprises, but also invests its characters with what Game Informer called “An amazing experience from beginning to end."
Our Settings for Bioshock Infinite
All card configurations, single and dual, have issues with smooth and consistent gameplay with Bioshock Infinite, but again we find that the pair of GTX 780 Ti cards in SLI are a bit more of an issue than the R9 295X2. The Radeon flagship is about 7-8% faster in average frame rate compared to the pair of GTX 780 Ti's with fantastic 85% multi-GPU scaling over the single card.
At 4K the SLI configuration suffers a bit more from a lack of consistent frame rates – surprising based on how dominant NVIDIA had been in this area for the past two years. Even though the average frame rate of the Radeon R9 295X2 and two GTX 780 Ti cards are evenly matched, the R9 295X2 only has the frame time variance of a single GTX 780 Ti or a single R9 290X. That is impressive!