Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Tri-X OC Video Card Review

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Bioshock:  Infinite

First ‘BioShock Infinite’ DLC Released along with Burial at Sea Trailer

Bioshock: Infinite is another first-person shooter, developed by Irrational Games.  Released in March, 2013 it uses a modified Unreal 3 engine.  The developers included a nice little built-in benchmark system.  This makes it a prime candidate for an apples to apples comparison.  When starting up the benchmark, we will be using option 3, the Ultra DirectX 11 settings.  

R7950 Bioshock Infinite Settings

We will be running at a resolution of 1920×1080, with the quality level set at Ultra in fullscreen mode.
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Bioshock 1080p

An average FPS of 118.92 will be a very playable game session.  Bioshock Infinite does not appear to have very significant graphics requirements as all the cards tested received good average FPS. 

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Bioshock Eyefinity

In Eyefinity mode running 5760×1080, the performance of the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 drops from 118.92FPS to 53.11FPS, which is a significant drop in performance but is still very playable. 

Benchmark Results:  Bioshock Infinity is very playable at 1080p, receiving 118.92FPS, that is dramatically dropped at 5760×1080 down to 53.11.  While the drop in performance is significant, 53.11FPS is still very playable.

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