ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP & R9 270 DirectCU II OC Reviewccokeman - March 9, 2014
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ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP & R9 270 DirectCU II OC Testing:
Bioshock Infinite, much like the first two installments of the franchise, is a first-person shooter known for its strong story and atmosphere. This third installment of the franchise no longer takes place in the underwater world of Rapture, but in the could city of Columbia. Utilizing many of the gameplay characteristics of the original games, Bioshock Infinite has garnered critical acclaim. Taking the player through a maze of outdoor and indoor scenarios, the action is not constrained by territory. Developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games, this iteration uses the Unreal 3 game engine.
- DirectX 11
- Global settings = Ultra
The ASUS R9 270 DirectCU II OC offers butter-smooth game play at 1920x1080 using the ultra preset. At 5760x1080, the FPS drops to 24, but still feels smoother than the results indicate. That being said, the R9 280X DirectCU II TOP delivers results better than the GTX 770 in both resolutions. In the FCAT results, there are some frame time spikes, but all of the cards seem to suffer from this around the same time in the benchmark sequence. Outside the spikes, frame times are relatively tight and provide that smooth gameplay experience.