Bioshock Infinite

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."

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Our Settings for Bioshock Infinite

2 GPU Testing

 

Bioshock Infinite does scale but does at its own unique pace. At 2560×1440 the scaling capability is pretty limited but we see that jump up pretty steeply at 4K. Taking the game from a 70-75 FPS title at this resolution to over 130 FPS will definitely result in an improved experience with still reasonable frame variance from both parties.

3 GPU Testing

 

Hmm, well, let's not get into this one. Thought he GTX 980 Ti shows more frame variance with three GPUS than the R9 Fury X, the truth is it's bad for all parties involved.

Bioshock Infinite – 2560×1440
  Single GPU (FPS) 2-Way (FPS) Scaling 3-Way (FPS) Scaling
AMD Fury X 140 245 +75% 240 +0%
GTX 980 Ti 145 240 +65% 250 +4%
Bioshock Infinite – 3840×2160
  Single GPU (FPS) 2-Way (FPS) Scaling 3-Way (FPS) Scaling
AMD Fury X 68 132 +94% 163 +23%
GTX 980 Ti 71 130 +83% 147 +13%

Today's table is a little different than recent ones as we are not comparing directly between the AMD Fury X and GTX 980 Ti, and instead we are comparing single GPU to 2-GPUs and to 3-GPUs. The resolutions are separated to make things a big easier to digest and the "scaling" columns show you how much performance improvement you see going from 1-to-2 GPUs and then from 2-to-3 GPUs.

At 25×14 the GTX 980 Ti in 2-Way SLI scales by 65% but AMD's Fury X scales by 75%, enough of an improvement to shift the "winner" in this battle. At 4K the same thing occurs: AMD has definitely stepped up its game in the CrossFire efficiency department.

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