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BioShock Infinite Benchmarked

Florian Glaser, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Markus Döpfert), 03/29/2013

A heavenly delight. BioShock is definitely a top-class shooter. No matter if the topic is the game world, handling, sound or story: This action hit leaves most of its competitors behind. We examine among other things the hardware requirements of this exceptional title. Find out if a weaker graphics card may suffice.

BioShock Infinite Logo

Description

For the original German review, see here.

"Freedom must be limitless above the clouds." These lyrics by the German artist Reinhard Mey come relatively close to the current work of Irrational Games, but are not quite correct. On the one hand BioShock Infinite is set inside the clouds rather than above, and on the other hand the freedom does not go as far as some fans would have wished for. Wait a second, inside the clouds? For everyone who has culpably ignored this action title so far: In BioShock Infinite we embody the Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt who sets forth for the cloud city Columbia in 1912 to rescue the mysterious Elizabeth. It is no surprise to shooter experts that this job is no picnic and the path is paved with danger.

Just like in the first BioShock, the game starts in a light house. But this is the only similarity between the two games concerning atmosphere. Unlike the first BioShock, BioShock Infinite unfolds a picturesque idyll at the beginning of the game. However this misleads extremely. The "steampunk-like" cloud empire is dominated by a man named Comstock. The ubiquitous propaganda posters praise Comstock as prophet and religious leader. Attentive players will notice quickly that not everything runs smoothly behind the curtains because, just as in reality, there are some citizens who exaggerate with their faith and piousness. Differently put: Columbia is ruled by racism and fanaticism. It is no surprise that the main character soon spoils things with the citizens and heads for a confrontation.

This brings us to the main part of this action representative: the fights. In comparison to its predecessors, the developer has pepped up the gunfights significantly. Weapons, shooting sounds, and hit feedback do not have to shy away from other ego-shooters. The players who have already played parts of the BioShock series will quickly get comfortable with the underlying mechanics. Despite of diverse renaming (e.g. the magic skills, which you achieve along your way, are now called vigors instead of plasmids) nearly every familiar element is easy to find.

Irrational Games has even installed a few innovations. Articles of clothing, which are mostly well hidden in the levels, give Booker DeWitt several extras. Needless to say weapons and special capabilities are upgradable as well. Additionally, every few meters you are illuminated by a vending machine. There you can buy vital energy, salt (the mana of BioShock Infinite), and ammunition for hard cash.

Speaking of cash: Besides money, countless snacks like chocolate bars and fruit are distributed all over the magnificent surrounding (they affect the vital energy or the mana stock). For our taste though the developer has overdone it with the collectable objects again because if there is one thing missing in BioShock it is difficulty. As a halfway experienced gamer you will rarely get into trouble on the normal level of difficulty. Thanks to the vigors and the sumptuous ammunition and health supply even larger groups of enemies should not present themselves as a problem. The average AI, which often shows drop outs, does not help to increase the difficulty. Many times we could shoot ourselves thoughtlessly and without any tactics through the varied areas. In a word: The character is a little bit too powerful.

"Powerful" also fits for the atmosphere of the game. It borders to insanity what Irrational Games has delivered in this category. We have not seen such harmonious design and attention to detail in a long time (Dishonored was one of the last highlights). We have to pay the developers respect for their unbelievable effort. Nearly every screenshot could be a wonderful poster, wallpaper or picture in an art-book. The game world nearly explodes because of all those objects, be it flowers, candles, market stands, balloons or flags. Atmospherically speaking, BioShock Infinite is the new reference.

The terrific atmosphere is accentuated by a no less than superb soundtrack (20’s style). Especially in the first two hours you practically would like to dive into the screen. The wonderful melodies, which were partly interpreted by in-game choirs and orchestras, cause goose bumps. Even the voice-over suits very well.

Irrational Games does not only indulge the gamer optically and acoustically but also historically – in the true sense of the word. Despite the rather simple main quest (find Elizabeth and care for her) BioShock offers quite a bit content wise. Those who do not simply run through are confronted with lots of US history: the period of slavery, war of independence, political and religious questions – the range is huge. Theoretically you can spend hours just with the unimportant details. The people of Columbia are set somewhere between the Ku Klux Klan and naive idealism – a rather unconventional topic for a computer game.

The architecture of the levels is also quite unusual: Via grab hooks we sometimes hook ourselves up to the rail system of Columbia and speed through the area (incl. change of rails and death-from-above option). Even though the surrounding was mainly linearly designed you often discover alternative routes which reveal new audio books, secrets or side quests. The overall impression is topped off with a thought out and smooth control.

With the exception of the low level of difficulty we could not find any serious flaws. The ego shooter only allows itself a few minor ones:

  • Theft is rarely punished. You can basically steal everything that is not nailed down.
  • The progress is automatically saved at certain spots. A quick-save option is missing.
  • Many characters look extremely alike or are completely identical (clone enemies).
  • The title is very action-packed. A few more riddles and moments of rest would have suited the game well.
  • Most of the objects do not react to exterior influences (no physics).
  • Some textures look mushy at close-up.

Benchmark

BioShock Infinite holds an integrated benchmark which is offered directly at the beginning of the game. With a graphical plain command line (rather unsuitable for laymen) you can adjust the setting and resolution. After a short loading sequence several scenes from the beginning of the action title appear. The complete benchmark takes about 1.5 minutes (see video). At the end BioShock Infinite gives out a detailed .csv file, which you can also obtain through the personal Windows folder (C:\Users\Name\Documents\My Games\BioShock Infinite\Benchmarks). You can find the average fps at the second spot in line "Overall".

As a general rule: While the processor is barely loaded, the graphics card works up a sweat. Due to temporary performance break-downs, which also affect stronger GPUs, the refresh rate should be set above 35-40. Sad to say, BioShock Infinite is not optimized perfectly at the moment. During the game – autonomously from the used hardware – we sometimes experienced some low frame rates.

Technology

In every aspect the technology works fine. The modified Unreal Engine 3 shines amongst others with high quality reflections and light effects. The color was also carefully chosen. The unique style and high level of detail help to overlook the existing texture weaknesses. Beside the screen mode, the aspect ratio, and the resolution you can also change the graphics quality and the brightness. With the option "Lock Framerate" (Irrational Games' VSync counterpart) time lapses are eliminated if needed.

The presets Very Low, Low, Medium, High, Very High, and Ultra help to adjust BioShock to the performance of your system. Great: No restart is needed after changes. Since the title only supports DirectX 10 and DirectX 11, owners of DirectX 9 computers (Windows XP) are left outside. As our screenshots prove, the action game still looks acceptable at medium details. Only the preset Very Low really pulls the graphics quality downwards.

Very Low Settings
Very Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings
Very Low Settings
Very Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings

Results

Due to the benchmark results it is not very noticeable that BioShock Infinite belongs to AMD’s program "Gaming Evolved". On the contrary: With the brand new ForceWare 314.11, which underlies this article, Nvidia models score higher by tendency. Slower GPUs at the level of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 can handle the preset low or very low at the most (1280x720). Potent representatives of the middle class like the Radeon HD 8750M or the GeForce GT 640M run also smoothly at medium to high settings (1366x768). For very high details and a 1600x900 resolution you need a high-end model like the GeForce GTX 660M. 1920x1080 pixel and maximum graphics options demand one of the current front runners (GeForce GTX 675MX, GTX 680M, or Radeon HD 7970M). If you exclude the DirectX 11 mode, the hardware demands are not that high though.

Benchmark-Tabelle: BioShock Infinite

Verdict

BioShock Infinite turns out to be an impressive roller-coaster ride. Every once in a while even hardboiled shooter experts will sit marveling in front of the screen to enjoy the unique atmosphere. The artistic qualities are nearly unrivaled. Those who are even remotely interested in the action genre should definitely try out this title. BioShock Infinite already ranks among the best games of the year.

Test Systems

Most of the results were taken from devices provided by the company Schenker Notebooks (mysn.de):

  • XMG P502 (Core i7-3610QM, GeForce GTX 660M, GTX 670M, GTX 675M(X), GTX 680M, Radeon HD 7970M & HD Graphics 4000)
  • XMG A502 (Core i5-3360M, GeForce GT 650M)
  • Xesia M501 (Core i7-2630QM, GeForce GT 630M & HD Graphics 3000)
  • Each with 8 GB DDR3-RAM (2x 4096 MB @ 1600 MHz), 160 GB SSD (Intel 320 Series)  & Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

GPU drivers: Nvidia 314.22, AMD 13.3 Beta 3 & Intel 9.17.10.2932.

From left to right: Schenker XMG A502, Xesia M501 & XMG P502
From left to right: Schenker XMG A502, Xesia M501 & XMG P502

Overview

Show Restrictions
      Model
BioShock Infinite
 BioShock Infinite (2013)
low
1280x720
Very Low Preset
med.
1366x768
Medium Preset
high
1366x768
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
311.5
287.3
262.2
212.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
394.5n4
336.25n4
312.4n4
196n4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
307.6n7
273n7
245.85n8
163.1n8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
215
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
219.2
208.4
186.7
165.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
267.5
226.3
213.6
123
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
360
319
299n2
181n3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
333.35n4
277.36n4
260.85n4
160.84n4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
297.3n7
259.7n7
233.3n7
163n7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
324.3n5
284.5n5
273.7n5
168.85n12
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
299.4n9
261.2n9
246.1n9
150.2n9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
132
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
266.3n3
241.1n3
227n3
135.9n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
154.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
272.3
243.6
232
163.35n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
255.1n12
221.9n12
210.55n14
135.25n28
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
322.67n2
282.86n2
256.04n2
141.23n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
160
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
270.35n6
234.4n6
204.7n7
129.05n10
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
183.4
102.3
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
132
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
286.4
241.7
225
116.35n2
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
336.3
295.8
258.2
124.8
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
265.1
212.9
202.5
116.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
272.9n2
242.65n2
226.7n3
116.6n5
AMD Radeon R9 390X
283.8
246
228.3
112.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
253.9
217.6
205.1
113.5
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
335
286
257
110
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
234n21
190.95n22
168.6n29
102.45n48
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
289.9
237.9
218.6
116.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
264.9
234.4
219.2
112.8n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
199.2n2
169.45n2
154.5n2
77.4n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
274.4n5
226.1n5
212.45n6
102.2n8
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
182.8
93.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
209.4n2
191n3
177.6n16
90.2n17
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
302.7
239.3
209.2
81.4
AMD Radeon R9 280X
253.3
211.7
182.6
76.3
AMD Radeon R9 380
287.5
219.2
191.9
80.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
279.2
208.9
185.4
75.8
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
231.55n18
195n20
171.6n21
72.8n23
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
303.5
208
78.1n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
174.95n4
150.2n5
149.05n14
71.75n14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
199.9n2
159.15n2
144.55n2
55.8n3
AMD Radeon HD 7970
199.2
170.1
150.9
64.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
297n5
208.7n5
183.3n5
72.2n5
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
208n3
177.3n3
157n3
51.7n3
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
106.5
101.2
102.9
59.6
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
175.6
148.4
142
65.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
203.7
145.2
127.9
63.21n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
206.5n21
164.75n24
151.5n29
63.8n34
AMD Radeon R7 370
269.79
172.39
149.47
55.96
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
210n3
166n3
152n5
65.6n5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
275.55n2
212.3n2
150n3
62.1n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
269.7
184.3
164
63.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
200.7
168.8
151.3
62.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
269.5
186.8
164.8
65.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
217.7
167.9
149.05n2
46.6n5
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
55.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
190.7n5
148.1n7
132.2n7
53.3n7
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
161.15n2
138.1n2
127.45n2
53.05n2
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
119.98n2
108.17n2
99.86n2
42.13n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
188.65n4
146.95n4
131n5
52.2n5
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
164.6
140
124.7
46.8
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
192.45n2
144.85n2
129.7n2
43.7n3
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
96
41.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
184.4
133.2n2
116.75n2
45.8n2
AMD Radeon R9 M390
213
147
130
49.5
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
168.1
121.2
116.6
43.7
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
48.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
164.95n10
129.3n18
117.75n30
45.4n31
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
233.3
140
122.2
46.7
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
171.5
99.3
79.2
28
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
159.41n3
90.69n3
73.03n4
22.35n3
AMD Radeon Pro 555
37.6
AMD Radeon Pro 455
230
37.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
219.95n2
120.2n2
101.5n2
37.15n2
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
186.55n4
108.5n4
93.5n4
34.9n4
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
162.2n33
97n33
82.5n33
31.4n33
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
190.2n4
117.76n5
99.25n6
29.43n6
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon RX 540
148.85n2
76.45n2
61.65n2
27.1n2
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
157.75n2
75.65n2
57.6n2
19.05n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
185.94n7
123.15n10
105.98n16
41.57n16
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
177.2
111.9
98.6
36.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
135.7n9
98.35n14
86.4n14
29.6n14
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
89
79.6
75.1
32.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
150.8n6
98.6n6
82.8n9
28.4n9
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
64.3
67.9
62
26.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
162.3
111.5
100.9
32.8
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
148.5
92.9
78.7
26.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
152.2n5
90.9n8
77.1n8
23.25n7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
85.7n7
53.45n3
38.35n3
14.2n7
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
101.3
57.9
51
14.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
164.3
103.1
91.1
28.6
AMD Radeon HD 7770
171.6
91.8
76.7
24.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
165
98.74
85.36
25.39
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
160.2
85
71.4
25.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
158.1
91.8
78.3
27.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
140
82
70
20
AMD Radeon R9 M275
88.2
52
42.8
14.4
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
151.1
88.3
76.1
23.1
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
94.2
64.8
56.5
20.8
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
70.3
55.7
51.4
19.3
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
161.1n2
82.36n2
74.68n2
29.59n2
AMD Radeon R7 250
141.1
78.4
66.8
20.3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
72.6
64.7
24.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
126.5
72.4
64
22.9
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
42.7
39.3
13.9
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
87.9n2
55.6n2
46.25n2
16.9n2
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
118.3n2
63.4n4
54.15n4
19.4n4
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
113
55
47
15.6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
89n9
55.8n9
45.6n10
16.3n9
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
130.6n10
73.95n10
63.9n10
23.7n10
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
96.7n38
55n38
44.8n39
19n34
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
102.05n14
59.6n6
46.05n7
17.15n14
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
90.17n8
50.7n10
41.84n10
14.4n8
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
94.24n4
51.19n5
42.9n5
14.42n5
AMD Radeon R9 M375
89.2
52.9
44
16.3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
116.6
64.8
55
17
AMD Radeon R7 M445
98.7
53.9
44.5
13.8
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R7 M370
88.2n3
50.2n3
46.7n3
17n3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
97.63n2
55.93n2
47.99n2
17.45n2
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
84.8n20
48.65n20
39.7n20
13.5n20
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
90.87n2
50.78n2
42.7n2
12.57n2
AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
80.3
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
78.5
40.1
35.2
9.8
AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
78.4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
68.4n13
37n13
30.7n13
9.2n8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
84
54.4
46.5
13.3
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
81.22n4
47.65n5
38.78n5
13.4n5
Intel Iris Graphics 550
82.7n4
50.9n5
43.3n5
10.15n4
AMD Radeon 530
85.65n4
47.1n4
38.35n4
14.8n3
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
74.7
43.8
35.3
12.3
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
100.2
54.2
48
17.9
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
64.6n2
42.65n2
35.9n2
11.6n2
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
77.4n3
43.1n3
35.7n3
14.8n2
Intel Iris Graphics 540
82n3
46n3
39.65n4
11.3n4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
63.85n4
34.31n4
28.55n4
8.28
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
69.2
37.5
31.1
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
44.9
39.3
13.5
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
63.55n2
34.4n2
28.7n2
10.4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
83.9
46.9
40.3
14.3
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
59.75n2
35.8n2
30.8n2
10.9n2
AMD Radeon R7 M265
68n5
39.92n5
33.2n5
10.95n4
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
46.5n6
27.9n6
23n5
9.25n4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
83.3
47.4
40.4
14.3
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
46.9n3
31.8n3
25.4n3
7.85n2
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
36.35n2
24.55n2
26.8n2
10.5
AMD Radeon R7 M460
72.65n2
39.85n2
31.95n2
10.4n2
AMD Radeon R7 M360
69.4n4
40.85n4
31.35n4
10.75n4
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
63.26n4
35.31n5
29.89n5
11n3
AMD Radeon R7 M440
74.15n2
42.4n2
33.15n2
10.5n2
AMD Radeon R7 M260
54.56n4
34.49n4
26.59n4
8.44n3
AMD Radeon R7 M340
76.1n3
43.5n3
34.1n3
11.8n3
AMD Radeon 520
65.1n2
36.05n2
29.85n2
9.6n2
Intel UHD Graphics 630
69.8n3
40.95n4
33.9n3
10.8n3
Intel HD Graphics 630
67.35n4
35n4
28n4
8.6n3
Intel HD Graphics 530
52.5n7
26.7n7
22.6n7
6.9n6
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
63.9n3
36.3n3
31.2n3
10.6n2
Intel UHD Graphics 620
58.7n135
32.8n135
27n135
9.2n126
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
Intel HD Graphics 620
44n113
26.7n117
22.6n114
7.6n89
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
42.45n8
24.4n7
20n7
8.55n2
AMD Radeon HD 8670D
76.5
39.6
33.1
10.1
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
38.53n4
21.77n4
18.13n4
7
Intel HD Graphics 5600
57.6
30.3
25
7.5
AMD Radeon HD 8570D
67.8
33.9
28
7.3
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
37.49n2
22.29n2
18.18n2
5.49
AMD Radeon HD 7660D
67.7n3
35.2n4
29n3
8.5n3
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
46.15n2
26.1
22.6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
60.85n2
33.6n2
29.55n2
9.08n2
AMD Radeon HD 7560D
64.7
31.4
26.1
7.2
AMD Radeon R5 M335
44.9
25.6
21.4
7.8
AMD Radeon R5 M330
46.3n5
26.4n5
22n5
8.2n2
AMD Radeon R5 M430
41.7n2
25.25n2
21.15n2
8.2
AMD Radeon R5 M255
58.01
34.25
27.21
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
66.75n4
39.7n3
30.9n3
8.17n2
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
50.4
29.9
25.8
8.6
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
56.2n7
31.4n7
26.5n7
8.1
Intel HD Graphics 520
43.85n100
24.6n98
20.1n94
6.4n66
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
39.55n2
28.3n2
22.8n2
7.45n2
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
51.95n4
29.4n4
24.5n4
7.4
AMD Radeon R5 M240
45.9
26.5
21.6
AMD Radeon R5 M320
39.7
26.9
22.9
AMD Radeon R5 M230
34.7n2
22.55n2
18.6n2
6.4n2
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
43.45n4
24.45n3
20.1n3
3.75
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
28.1
14.7
12
4
Intel HD Graphics 6000
43.41n2
26.51n2
22.08
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
36n3
21.5n3
18.4n3
Intel HD Graphics 4600
34.95n14
16.75n14
13.8n13
6.8n4
Intel HD Graphics 5500
31.4n23
18.42n24
14.8n20
4.7n13
Qualcomm Adreno 630
20
14
13
4
Qualcomm Adreno 540
20.4
14.2
12.6
Intel UHD Graphics 617
47.6
27.9
25
8.4
Intel UHD Graphics 615
39.2n3
22.4n3
18.1n3
5.7n2
Intel HD Graphics 615
40.5n10
21.7n10
19.3n9
6.05n8
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
45.9
28.7
21.8
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
31
16.8
13.9
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
52.8n2
30.1n2
25
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
56
28.1
23.7
6.8
Intel HD Graphics 5000
34.31n4
20.49n4
15.39n4
7.7
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
47.9
23.5
19.4
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
52
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
53
25
21
6
AMD Radeon HD 8470D
55.14
25.78
21.9
6.2
Intel HD Graphics 515
36.95n22
20.05n22
16.05n20
4.8n14
Intel HD Graphics 4400
29.5n33
15.9n33
13.3n26
4.34n15
Intel HD Graphics 610
30.6n3
16.9n3
14.5n3
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
25.4
13.5
10.9
Intel HD Graphics 510
39
20.1
17.7
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
40.7
20.4
16.6
Intel UHD Graphics 605
24.83n6
13.37n6
11n6
3.3n3
Intel HD Graphics 505
23.9n15
13.45n14
11.3n11
2.84n2
Intel HD Graphics 5300
27.62n8
14.6n9
11.8n9
3.4n5
AMD Radeon HD 7480D
45.4
20.1
17.4
4.4
Intel HD Graphics 4000
26.8n13
12.65n14
10.8n12
3.58n5
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
38.81n2
20.8
17
6.15
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
32.2n5
18.05n5
14.84n4
6.1
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
31.55n2
16.75n2
14.05n2
4.65n2
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
17.6
10.7
8.9
3.3
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
30.5n2
15.5
13.3
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
34.45n2
17.25n2
14n2
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
25.3
14.1
11.7
Intel HD Graphics 4200
24.7n4
13n4
10.9n2
2.8
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
30.6n3
16.1n2
13.4
AMD Radeon HD 8400
23.3n2
12.1n2
AMD Radeon HD 8330
24.4n2
12.01n2
10n2
Intel UHD Graphics 600
20.1n4
10n4
11.5
3.3
Intel HD Graphics 500
21n7
9.83n5
8.89n3
2.7
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
19.95n4
11.4n3
9.6n2
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
17.5n5
9.77n5
7.44n5
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
18.3n8
8.8n7
6.23
1.8
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
26.1
13
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
27.9n2
12.25n2
11.9
3.7
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
23
11
9
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
17.95n2
9.85n2
8.9
AMD Radeon HD 8280
23.7
11.7
AMD Radeon HD 8240
19.9n2
9.6n2
AMD Radeon HD 8250
18.98n2
9.39n2
7.71n2
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
19.35n6
9.56n6
7.15n6
2.5n2
Intel HD Graphics 3000
23.06n2
10.65n2
9.25n2
      Model
BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 8210
16.9
8.3
7.1
Intel HD Graphics 2500
17.66
8
6.96
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
16.4n3
8.85n3
7.72
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
12.2n9
6n8
5.36n6
1.2
AMD Radeon HD 8180
13
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5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
?Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
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Florian Glaser, 2013-03-29 (Update: 2013-06- 6)