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“The Mass Effect 3 demo… Analysed”

Welcome back for another exciting Head2Head!  We’ve received many questions and read many of your comments wondering about the performance numbers of the Mass Effect 3 demo released just last week on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Well, we’ve got those numbers for you. Have a look below to see how each demo version of Mass Effect 3 performed.

Mass Effect 3 Demo Analysis Video


Xbox 360 Frame Analysis PlayStation 3 Frame Analysis
Clip 1 info:
Length of clip: 1787 frames
Average FPS of clip: 30.00
Percent of torn frames: 0.00
Clip 1 info:
Length of clip: 1787 frames
Average FPS of clip: 29.98
Percent of torn frames: 0.00
Clip 2 info:
Length of clip: 10633 frames
Average FPS of clip: 29.69
Percent of torn frames: 0.58
Clip 2 info:
Length of clip: 10633 frames
Average FPS of clip: 22.51
Percent of torn frames: 0.00
Clip 3 info:
Length of clip: 8178 frames
Average FPS of clip: 28.51
Percent of torn frames: 0.77
Clip 3 info:
Length of clip: 8178 frames
Average FPS of clip: 21.49
Percent of torn frames: 0.00
Clip 4 info:
Length of clip: 2238 frames
Average FPS of clip: 28.23
Percent of torn frames: 0.09
Clip 4 info:
Length of clip: 2238 frames
Average FPS of clip: 22.90
Percent of torn frames: 0.00
Clip 5 info:
Length of clip: 5044 frames
Average FPS of clip: 29.95
Percent of torn frames: 0.01
Clip 5 info:
Length of clip: 5044 frames
Average FPS of clip: 26.04
Percent of torn frames: 0.00
Clip 6 info:
Length of clip: 6797 frames
Average FPS of clip: 29.99
Percent of torn frames: 0.01
Clip 6 info:
Length of clip: 6797 frames
Average FPS of clip: 28.30
Percent of torn frames: 0.00
Global percent of torn frames:0.74
Global average FPS: 29.43
Global percent of torn frames: 0.00
Global average FPS: 24.33

The video and analysis numbers pretty much speak for themselves. Keep in mind, and we can’t say this enough, BioWare is a developer known to make noticeable changes from demo codes to final builds. Take for instance the analysis numbers between the Mass Effect 2 demo and final retail build. Mass Effect 3 will be released March 6th (unless you can catch one from space earlier), so be sure to check back then for our full in-depth retail analysis on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. Until then, enjoy the demo.


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