We used the Bioshock Infinite demanding ‘Ultra’ setting and a 1920×1080 resolution to push today’s gaming hardware. Our data was recorded using a section of the game, not the built-in benchmark.
Metro: Last Light
We used a 1920×1080 resolution and the Metro: Last Light built-in benchmark set to ‘High’ quality to offer an intense challenge for the gaming hardware while also making playable frame rates a possibility.
We used a 1920×1080 resolution and the Tomb Raider built-in benchmark set to ‘Ultimate’ quality.
Gaming performance for the X99-A is as we would expect – unhampered. The board’s PCIe 3.0 slots have no problem delivering the bandwidth required for our Asus R9 280X graphics card to flex its muscle.
While the Asus and MSI boards are tied for top place in Tomb Raider and Metro: Last Light, Bioshock Infinite shows a 0.2 FPS preference towards the X99-A. That 0.24% performance benefit is low enough to call all gaming results a tie.