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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.

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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.

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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)
 2NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
215
 3NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
219.2
208.4
186.7
165.7
 8NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
360
319
299n2
181n3
 9AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
297.3n5
259.7n5
233.3n5
163n5
 10NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
324.3n5
284.5n5
273.7n5
168.85n12
 11NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
132
 15NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
154.5n2
 16NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
272.3
243.6
232
163.35n2
 17NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
255.1n12
221.9n12
210.55n14
135.25n28
 20NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
160
 21NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
249n3
210.1n3
191.4n4
127.6n7
 25AMD Radeon R9 Nano
132
 26NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
286.4
241.7
225
116.35n2
 27AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
265.1
212.9
202.5
116.1
 28NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
272.9n2
242.65n2
226.7n3
116.6n5
 30AMD Radeon R9 390X
283.8
246
228.3
112.4
 32NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
253.9
217.6
205.1
113.5
 34AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
335
286
257
110
 35NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
208.2n18
176.7n19
165.6n26
102.1n45
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 39NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
289.9
237.9
218.6
116.4
 42NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
264.9
234.4
219.2
112.8n2
 43NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
274.4n5
226.1n5
212.45n6
102.2n8
 47AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
182.8
93.2
 59NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
209.4n2
191n3
177.6n16
90.2n17
 60AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
302.7
239.3
209.2
81.4
 62AMD Radeon R9 280X
253.3
211.7
182.6
76.3
 63AMD Radeon R9 380
287.5
219.2
191.9
80.8
 64NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
279.2
208.9
185.4
75.8
 65NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
228.1n14
188.75n16
165.2n17
72.8n19
 66*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
262n3
204n3
183.3n3
73n3
 67NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
208
79
 70NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
174.95n4
150.2n5
149.05n14
71.75n14
 73NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
199.9n2
159.15n2
144.55n2
55.8n3
 74AMD Radeon HD 7970
199.2
170.1
150.9
64.3
 77AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
208n3
177.3n3
157n3
51.7n3
 78AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
106.5
101.2
102.9
59.6
 80AMD Radeon R9 M295X
175.6
148.4
142
65.4
 83NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
203.7
145.2
127.9
63.21n2
 84NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
206.75n20
162.6n21
151.3n26
63.6n31
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 85*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
285.1
172.6
150.4
62.1
 88AMD Radeon R7 370
269.79
172.39
149.47
55.96
 90NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
210n3
166n3
152n5
65.6n5
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
269.7
184.3
164
63.2
 93NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
200.7
168.8
151.3
62.9
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
269.5
186.8
164.8
65.3
 95NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
217.7
167.9
149.05n2
46.6n5
 99AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
55.3
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
190.7n5
148.1n7
132.2n7
53.3n7
 104AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
119.98n2
108.17n2
99.86n2
42.13n2
 106NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
188.65n4
146.95n4
131n5
52.2n5
 107AMD Radeon R9 M290X
164.6
140
124.7
46.8
 108AMD Radeon HD 8970M
192.45n2
144.85n2
129.7n2
43.7n3
 113AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
96
41.4
 114NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
184.4
133.2n2
116.75n2
45.8n2
 116AMD Radeon R9 M390
213
147
130
49.5
 118AMD Radeon HD 7970M
168.1
121.2
116.6
43.7
 119AMD Radeon Pro 560X
48.8
 123NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
164.95n10
129.3n18
117.75n30
45.4n31
 124NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
233.3
140
122.2
46.7
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 125AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
159.41n3
90.69n3
73.03n4
22.35n3
 131AMD Radeon Pro 555
37.6
 132AMD Radeon Pro 455
230
37.8
 133NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
219.95n2
120.2n2
101.5n2
37.15n2
 135NVIDIA GeForce MX150
162.15n24
97n24
82n24
31n25
 139NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
190.2n4
117.76n5
99.25n6
29.43n6
 140*AMD Radeon RX 540
150.7
74.9
62.3
18.2
 141*AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
157.75n2
75.65n2
57.6n2
19.05n2
 142NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
185.94n7
123.15n10
105.98n16
41.57n16
 148NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
177.2
111.9
98.6
36.2
 150NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
135.7n9
98.35n14
86.4n14
29.6n14
 153AMD Radeon R9 M385X
89
79.6
75.1
32.4
 154NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
150.8n6
98.6n6
82.8n9
28.4n9
 157AMD Radeon R9 M280X
64.3
67.9
62
26.5
 162NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
162.3
111.5
100.9
32.8
 163NVIDIA GeForce 945M
148.5
92.9
78.7
26.4
 164NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
152.2n5
90.9n8
77.1n8
23.25n7
 170*AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
83.35n4
21.1
12.7
14n4
 172Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
101.3
57.9
51
14.9
 174NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
164.3
103.1
91.1
28.6
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 180AMD Radeon HD 7770
171.6
91.8
76.7
24.7
 185NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
165
98.74
85.36
25.39
 190AMD Radeon R9 M370X
160.2
85
71.4
25.7
 191NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
158.1
91.8
78.3
27.9
 193NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
140
82
70
20
 194AMD Radeon R9 M275
88.2
52
42.8
14.4
 195NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
151.1
88.3
76.1
23.1
 196NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
94.2
64.8
56.5
20.8
 201AMD Radeon HD 8870M
70.3
55.7
51.4
19.3
 212AMD Radeon R7 250
141.1
78.4
66.8
20.3
 213NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
72.6
64.7
24.2
 214NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
126.5
72.4
64
22.9
 215NVIDIA GeForce 845M
42.7
39.3
13.9
 216AMD Radeon HD 8850M
87.9n2
55.6n2
46.25n2
16.9n2
 218AMD Radeon R9 M265X
118.3n2
63.4n4
54.15n4
19.4n4
 221AMD Radeon HD 8790M
113
55
47
15.6
 228NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
89n9
55.8n9
45.6n10
16.3n9
 230NVIDIA GeForce MX130
123.7n6
72.25n6
62.5n6
22.95n6
 231NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
96.2n37
54.3n37
44.75n38
18.7n33
 234AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
99.5n9
56n3
45.25n3
16.5n9
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 235NVIDIA GeForce 940M
90.17n8
50.7n10
41.84n10
14.4n8
 236NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
94.24n4
51.19n5
42.9n5
14.42n5
 240AMD Radeon R9 M375
89.2
52.9
44
16.3
 242AMD Radeon R7 M445
98.7
53.9
44.5
13.8
 244AMD Radeon R7 M370
88.2n3
50.2n3
46.7n3
17n3
 245NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
97.63n2
55.93n2
47.99n2
17.45n2
 248NVIDIA GeForce 840M
84.8n20
48.65n20
39.7n20
13.5n20
 250NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
90.87n2
50.78n2
42.7n2
12.57n2
 253AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
80.3
 254Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
78.5
40.1
35.2
9.8
 255AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
78.4
 256NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
68.4n13
37n13
30.7n13
9.2n8
 257Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
84
54.4
46.5
13.3
 258NVIDIA GeForce 930M
81.22n4
47.65n5
38.78n5
13.4n5
 259Intel Iris Graphics 550
82.7n4
50.9n5
43.3n5
10.15n4
 260AMD Radeon 530
73.8n3
43.7n3
33.8n3
13.65n2
 261NVIDIA GeForce 830M
74.7
43.8
35.3
12.3
 262*NVIDIA GeForce MX110
100.2
54.2
48
17.9
 263Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
64.6n2
42.65n2
35.9n2
11.6n2
 264NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
77.4n3
43.1n3
35.7n3
14.8n2
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 265Intel Iris Graphics 540
82n3
46n3
39.65n4
11.3n4
 272NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
63.85n4
34.31n4
28.55n4
8.28
 274NVIDIA GeForce 825M
69.2
37.5
31.1
 283AMD Radeon R7 M260X
44.9
39.3
13.5
 286NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
63.55n2
34.4n2
28.7n2
10.4
 287NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
83.9
46.9
40.3
14.3
 290AMD Radeon HD 8750M
59.75n2
35.8n2
30.8n2
10.9n2
 293AMD Radeon R7 M265
68n5
39.92n5
33.2n5
10.95n4
 297*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
46.5n6
27.9n6
23n5
9.25n4
 298NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
83.3
47.4
40.4
14.3
 299AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
46.9n3
31.8n3
25.4n3
7.85n2
 300AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
36.35n2
24.55n2
26.8n2
10.5
 302*AMD Radeon R7 M460
72.65n2
39.85n2
31.95n2
10.4n2
 305AMD Radeon R7 M360
69.4n4
40.85n4
31.35n4
10.75n4
 307NVIDIA GeForce 920M
63.26n4
35.31n5
29.89n5
11n3
 311AMD Radeon R7 M440
74.15n2
42.4n2
33.15n2
10.5n2
 317AMD Radeon R7 M260
54.56n4
34.49n4
26.59n4
8.44n3
 318AMD Radeon R7 M340
76.1n3
43.5n3
34.1n3
11.8n3
 319AMD Radeon 520
47.8
28.4
23.4
7.5
 322Intel UHD Graphics 630
69.8
41.8n2
37.1
15
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 323Intel HD Graphics 630
67.35n4
35n4
28n4
8.6n3
 325Intel HD Graphics 530
52.5n7
26.7n7
22.6n7
6.9n6
 328AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
63.9n3
36.3n3
31.2n3
10.6n2
 329Intel UHD Graphics 620
57n87
30.8n87
26.1n87
8.9n80
 330Intel HD Graphics 620
44n113
26.7n117
22.6n114
7.6n89
 331AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
42.45n8
24.4n7
20n7
8.55n2
 339AMD Radeon HD 8670D
76.5
39.6
33.1
10.1
 343AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
38.53n4
21.77n4
18.13n4
7
 362Intel HD Graphics 5600
57.6
30.3
25
7.5
 363AMD Radeon HD 8570D
67.8
33.9
28
7.3
 368AMD Radeon HD 8670M
37.49n2
22.29n2
18.18n2
5.49
 370AMD Radeon HD 7660D
67.7n3
35.2n4
29n3
8.5n3
 388AMD Radeon HD 8650G
46.15n2
26.1
22.6
 393NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
60.85n2
33.6n2
29.55n2
9.08n2
 394AMD Radeon HD 7560D
64.7
31.4
26.1
7.2
 396AMD Radeon R5 M335
44.9
25.6
21.4
7.8
 397AMD Radeon R5 M330
46.3n5
26.4n5
22n5
8.2n2
 398AMD Radeon R5 M430
41.7n2
25.25n2
21.15n2
8.2
 399AMD Radeon R5 M255
58.01
34.25
27.21
 401NVIDIA GeForce 910M
50.4
29.9
25.8
8.6
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 402NVIDIA GeForce 820M
56.2n7
31.4n7
26.5n7
8.1
 403*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
66.75n4
39.7n3
30.9n3
8.17n2
 404Intel HD Graphics 520
43.85n100
24.6n98
20.1n94
6.4n66
 405Intel Iris Graphics 6100
39.55n2
28.3n2
22.8n2
7.45n2
 406NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
51.95n4
29.4n4
24.5n4
7.4
 407AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
43.4n3
22n2
18n2
 409AMD Radeon R5 M240
45.9
26.5
21.6
 410*AMD Radeon R5 M320
39.7
26.9
22.9
 411AMD Radeon R5 M230
34.7n2
22.55n2
18.6n2
6.4n2
 418AMD Radeon HD 8570M
28.1
14.7
12
4
 419Intel HD Graphics 6000
43.41n2
26.51n2
22.08
 422Intel Iris Graphics 5100
36n3
21.5n3
18.4n3
 424*AMD Radeon HD 8610G
25.4
13.5
10.9
 427Intel HD Graphics 4600
34.95n14
16.75n14
13.8n13
6.8n4
 429Intel HD Graphics 5500
31.4n23
18.42n24
14.8n20
4.7n13
 432*Qualcomm Adreno 540
20.4
14.2
12.6
 438*Intel UHD Graphics 615
38.3
22.4
17.5
 439*Intel HD Graphics 615
40.5n10
21.7n10
19.3n9
6.05n8
 440*AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
45.9
28.7
21.8
 441AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
31
16.8
13.9
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 444NVIDIA GeForce 710M
52.8n2
30.1n2
25
 445AMD Radeon HD 7660G
56
28.1
23.7
6.8
 448Intel HD Graphics 5000
34.31n4
20.49n4
15.39n4
7.7
 458AMD Radeon HD 7570M
47.9
23.5
19.4
 464AMD Radeon HD 8550G
52
 471AMD Radeon HD 7610M
53
25
21
6
 473AMD Radeon HD 8470D
55.14
25.78
21.9
6.2
 480Intel HD Graphics 515
37.5n21
20.1n21
16.05n20
4.8n14
 481Intel HD Graphics 4400
29.5n33
15.9n33
13.3n26
4.34n15
 482*Intel HD Graphics 610
30.6n3
16.9n3
14.5n3
 483*Intel HD Graphics 510
39
20.1
17.7
 486AMD Radeon HD 7550M
40.7
20.4
16.6
 512Intel HD Graphics 5300
27.62n8
14.6n9
11.8n9
3.4n5
 513*Intel UHD Graphics 605
25.3n3
13.7n3
11.6n3
3.55n2
 514*Intel HD Graphics 505
24.15n14
13.6n13
11.4n10
2.84n2
 522AMD Radeon HD 7480D
45.4
20.1
17.4
4.4
 523Intel HD Graphics 4000
26.8n13
12.65n14
10.8n12
3.58n5
 527AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
38.81n2
20.8
17
6.15
 528*AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
17.6
10.7
8.9
3.3
 529*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
25.3
14.1
11.7
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 531AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
32.2n5
18.05n5
14.84n4
6.1
 532AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
31.55n2
16.75n2
14.05n2
4.65n2
 533AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
30.5n2
15.5
13.3
 534AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
34.45n2
17.25n2
14n2
 535Intel HD Graphics 4200
24.7n4
13n4
10.9n2
2.8
 544AMD Radeon HD 8450G
30.6n3
16.1n2
13.4
 548AMD Radeon HD 8400
23.3n2
12.1n2
 562AMD Radeon HD 8330
24.4n2
12.01n2
10n2
 563Intel UHD Graphics 600
20.1n4
10n4
11.5
3.3
 564Intel HD Graphics 500
21n7
9.83n5
8.89n3
2.7
 584Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
19.95n4
11.4n3
9.6n2
 585Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
17.5n5
9.77n5
7.44n5
 586Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
18.5n7
8.85n6
 590AMD Radeon HD 7420G
26.1
13
 595Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
27.9n2
12.25n2
11.9
3.7
 608AMD Radeon HD 7400G
23
11
9
 615*AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
17.95n2
9.85n2
8.9
 616Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
19.35n6
9.56n6
7.15n6
2.5n2
 619AMD Radeon HD 8280
23.7
11.7
 627AMD Radeon HD 8240
19.9n2
9.6n2
      Model                                     BioShock Infinite
lowmed.highultra
 629AMD Radeon HD 8250
18.98n2
9.39n2
7.71n2
 635Intel HD Graphics 3000
23.06n2
10.65n2
9.25n2
 653AMD Radeon HD 8210
16.9
8.3
7.1
 656Intel HD Graphics 2500
17.66
8
6.96
 657Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
16.4n3
8.85n3
7.72
 698Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
12.2n9
6n8
5.36n6
1.2
 706AMD 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
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.
123Uncertain – 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)