Bioshock Remastered PC Performance Review

Bioshock Remastered PC Performance Review


Over the past years a lot of games have been getting the HD remaster treatment on the current generation of consoles, be it the Halo series on Xbox One, the Uncharted series on PS4 and most recently the Dead Rising series on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. 

Today it is Bioshock’s turn to get the current generation remaster treatment, including high-resolution textures, enhances lighting and shadows and even some improved models for weapons, items and enemies. 

Unlike our console brothers PC gamers have already got a working version of Bioshock and Bioshock 2 on our platform, making a remastered version a hard sell, but thankfully 2K games have decided to give these games to existing Bioshock owners on PC for free, making this the perfect time to revisit Rapture. 

Bioshock and Bioshock 2 have been remastered on PC, including all of the game’s DLC. On PC Bioshock Infinite have not been remasted for the PC platform, as long story short the new PS4 and Xbox One version is based on the existing PC version of the game. 

Now that these new versions have been released on PC is it now the perfect time to revisit Rapture, or the perfect time to introduce yourself to the series? Let’s Find out. 




For this game, we will be using the newest drivers that were available when the game released, which is Nvidia’s Game Ready Geforce 372.70 driver and AMD’s 16.9.1 driver, both of which are the most recent GPU drivers for either company. 


Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using both high-end and mid-range GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. 


Game Test Rig
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.7GHz
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 


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ASUS GTX 1060 Strix (Left), ASUS RX 480 Strix (Right)


To represent AMD and Nvidia’s lower-end GPU offerings we have decided to use the AMD R9 380 and the Nvidia GTX 960. Both of these GPUs will be the ASUS Strix models. 

Both of these GPUs offer very similar performance in most scenarios and come in at very similar price points, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top. 


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Nvidia GTX 960(Left), AMD R9 380(Right)