Testing – Gaming
BioShock Infinite was released in 2013 and follows veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt. He has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. The game has a built-in benchmarking tool and we used three different settings of Ultra, Very High and High at a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Sleeping Dogs came out at the end of 2012 and is an open world game where you are an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads. This game also has a built-in benchmark. It was run on Extreme, High and Medium settings with a resolution of 1920 x 1808.
Remaining one of the most popular games of 2012, Battlefield 3 is both pretty and extremely fun. Online play is stellar with a multitude of game modes, DLC packs, and weapons, keeping the gameplay fresh and exhilarating at every turn.
We set the graphics preset to Ultra and benchmarked a selection of the first “real” mission of the game, Operation Swordbreaker. We chose this sequence because it is constant. By choosing a small constant sequence (real gameplay, though, no cutscenes!), we’re able to accurately compare graphics card performance between models.
Here is the benchmarking sequence:
And here are the results: