Legit Motherboard Reviews
XFX nForce 780i SLI Motherboard Review
|Product:||XFX 780i SLI Motherboard|
|Date:||Wed, Dec 19, 2007 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
BioShock is a game published by 2K Boston/2K Australia, and designed by Ken Levine. The game is a PC and Xbox 360 title released on August 21, 2007 in North America. BioShock is a first-person shooter with role-playing game customization elements that was developed using the Unreal Engine 3.0 and is a DirectX 10 game title that is multithreaded.
Since 2K didn't include a benchmark script or utility in BIOSHOCK, I used FRAPS version 2.9.2 to capture the frame rates for 240 seconds at scenes that I personally selected from the game. If you don't know anything about Bioshock, let me set the scene for you: After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn and you get to kill them.
The game was tested at 1920x1200 with all the settings shown above. Let's look at the benchmark results!
Benchmark Results: BIOSHOCK is obviously threaded for four cores as the performance jumped with the move to a quad-core processor. The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB video card is PCI Express 2.0 compliant, but it seems that the bus doesn't have enough traffic on it to see any benefits as the 680i and 780i boards turn in the same score.
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Page 1 - NVIDIA Updates The 680i SLI With a Bridge Chip!
Page 2 - The XFX 780i SLI Motherboard
Page 3 - The XFX 780i SLI Bundle
Page 4 - General Layout and BIOS
Page 5 - The Test System
Page 6 - Sandra XII SP1
Page 7 - WinRar v3.71
Page 8 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 23
Page 9 - Cinebench R10
Page 10 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Page 11 - Company of Heroes
Page 12 - BioShock
Page 13 - Call of Duty 4
Page 14 - 3DMark 2006
Page 15 - Overclocking
Page 16 - Power Consumption and Conclusion