Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters
This game doesn’t support display resolutions of 16:10 format, so we use a resolution of 1920x1440 pixels (4:3 format) instead of 1920x1200 for it.
It is no secret that every modern graphics card from the mainstream or high class can run this game at a comfortable speed.
When overclocked, the ASUS card shows a 10% performance boost at resolutions of 1600x1200 and higher. On the other hand, the reference card offers a frame rate of over 60fps even at 1920x1440, so there is no practical benefit from overclocking.
BioShock doesn’t support FSAA when running in Windows Vista’s DirectX 10 environment. We benchmark graphics cards without FSAA in this game.
The speed of the game and test scene depends on the GPU clock rate, particularly on the speed of texture mapping and rendering. The diagrams show that the EN9600GT Top 512MB is ahead of the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT as well as ATI Radeon HD 3870.