Not everyone will survive. An ancient alien race, known only as “Reapers”, has launched an all-out invasion leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You are Commander Shepard, a character that you can forge in your own image. You determine how events will play out, which planets to explore, and whom to form alliances with as you rally a force to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all. How you wage this war is completely up to you: go into combat with guns blazing or use cover to plan a more tactical assault. Utilize your squad to full effect or take a lone wolf approach. Rain death from a distance or go toe–to-toe with enemies using devastating melee attacks. Mass Effect 3 will react to each decision you make as you play through a truly unique experience of your own creation. The war for Earth has begun, decide how it ends.
The graphics settings in Mass Effect 3 are pretty limited. We had Antialiasing and Dynamic Shadows both enabled. In order to disable the VSync we edited the configuration file and added the lines; ‘UseVsync=False’ and ‘SmoothFramerate=False’. If you want to edit your configuration file you can find it at ‘C:Usersyour usernameDocumentsBioWareMass Effect 3BIOGameConfigGamerSettings.ini’.
Benchmark Results: Much like Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 is benchmarked using FRAPS to record the the performance so we can expect to see a little variation. With that being said, the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper M3 was the faster of the two boards today. At 1280×1024 the G1 Sniper M3 has an average of 152.303 frames per second while the ‘big brother’ G1 Sniper 3 has an average of 150.9 frames per second. This is a difference of less than 1%. Once we fired Mass Effect 3 up at 1920×1080, the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper M3 put it’s best foot forward topping the charts with an average of 111.017 frames per second while the G1 Sniper M3 fell in behind with an average of 109.903.