We all knew that the $2400 PC’s two GeForce GTX 780 cards would outperform the $1600 machine's single GeForce GTX 780 Ti, and that both configurations would be limited by Battlefield's 200 FPS cap at our lowest-detail test settings.
The most significant findings gleaned from running tests at Medium quality appear at 4800x900, where Paul's $750 build reaches nearly 73% of the $1600 machine's frame rate.
The $750 setup appears at least somewhat playable at Battlefield 4's Ultra preset using a 4800x900 resolution. Even if that sounds marginal, the performance Paul enabled far exceeds his goal of smoothness at 1920x1080.
- Three Strong Systems Face Off
- Benchmark And Overclocking Configurations
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 4
- Results: Arma 3
- Results: Grid 2
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power Consumption And Heat
- Overall Performance And Efficiency
- Picking A Performance-Value Winner