Test System And Settings
We’re testing actual game play using Beepa's Fraps frame rate-measurement software for the first section of the expansive “The Hideout” map. This level tends to be slightly more demanding on the hardware than other areas that we’ve tested, perhaps due to the extensive viewing distance and detailed objects in the background.
Note that we used the latest 275.20 beta driver for all of the Nvidia cards except for the GeForce GT 240 and GT 430. Bulletstorm performance was optimized in this new driver, but it does not support those lower-end models. With those, we're forced to use the 270.61 WHQL driver.
While some of MSI's cards come armed with a factory overclock, we them to reference speeds in order to give you a reliable point of comparison to some of the products we don't have represented here.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)Overclocked to 4 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings enabled, Turbo Boost disabled.|
|Motherboard||MSI P67A-GD65, Intel P67 Chipset|
|Memory||OCZ PC3-16000, 2 x 2 GB, 1338 MT/s, CL 9-9-9-20-1T|
|Hard Drive||Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3Gb/s|
|Graphics Cards||GeForce GT 430GeForce GT 240 GDDR5GeForce GTS 450GeForce GTX 550 TiGeForce GTX 460 1 GBGeForce GTX 560 TiRadeon HD 5570Radeon HD 5670Radeon HD 5750Radeon HD 5770Radeon HD 6850Radeon HD 6870Radeon HD 6950Radeon HD 6970|
|Power Supply||ePower EP-1200E10-T2 1200 W, ATX12V, EPS12V|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper TX 2|
|System Software And Drivers|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64|
|Graphics Driver||GeForce GT 240 and GT 430: 270.61 WHQLAll other GeForce: 275.20 BETA|
|AMD Catalyst 11.4 WHQL|
|Bulletstorm||Version 1.0.7157.0, The Hideout map, FRAPS runs|