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Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Review

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Sapphire R9 280X Toxic 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
















In Bioshock Infinite, it looks as though AMD's involvement in the game pays off with the FPS results delivered by the R9 280X Toxic above those of the GTX 780 at both 1920x1080 and 5760x1080.


FCAT Results:

Again we see a fairly flat frame time rise towards the 95th percentile with just a few spikes in frame times that seem to impact all of the cards tested. At 1920x1080 the frame time variances are very well defined with about a 2ms swing outside of the same spike each card had in game. At 5760x1080 the variance grows with the higher amount of pixels being output to the displays. Even so there is only about a 12ms swing from higest to lowest with the R9 280X Toxic.


1920x1080     5760x1080


1920x1080     5760x1080

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