XFX nForce 780i SLI Motherboard Review

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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.

BIOSHOCK on NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra

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.

BIOSHOCK Benchmark Settings

The game was tested at 1920×1200 with all the settings shown above. Let’s look at the benchmark results!

BioShock 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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