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Test System Configuration And Benchmarks

Part 2: Building A Balanced Gaming PC
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Test Hardware
Processors
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (Deneb) 3.2 GHz, AM3, 2,000 MHz HT, 6MB L3 cache
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (Heka) 2.8 GHz, AM3, 2,000 MHz HT, 6MB L3 cache
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition (Callisto) 3.1 GHz, AM3, 2,000 MHz HT, 6MB L3 cache
Motherboard
Asus Crosshair III Formula (Socket AM3) 790FX/SB750, BIOS 1003 (9-11-09)
RAM
Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600, 8-8-8-24
Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Nvidia Geforce GTX 295 1792MB
Nvidia Geforce GTX 285 1GB
Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 896MB
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS, 640GB,
7,200 RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA 3Gb/s
Power
Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850W
CPU Cooler
Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Software and Drivers
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition x64, Service Pack 1
Graphics Drivers
Nvidia GeForce 190.62
AMD Catalyst 9.8
Benchmark Configuration
3D Games
Crysis
Patch 1.2.1, DirectX 10, 64-bit executable, benchmark tool, Very High Quality, No AA
Far Cry 2
Patch 1.03, DirectX 10, in-game benchmark, Ultra High Quality, 4x AA
S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky
Average of four segments 'a-tested object', DirectX 10/10.1, Ultra High Quality, EFD Lighting, no MSAA
Grand Theft Auto IV
Patch 1.0.4.0, in-game benchmark, High Quality Settings, High Textures, Medium View Distance
FALLOUT 3
Patch 1.7, Custom THG Benchmark "Capital Wasteland" (60 sec.), Ultra High Quality, 4x MSAA, 15x AF
Race Driver: GRID
Patch 1.20, Custom THG Benchmark "Detroit Circuit" (45 sec.), Highest Quality, 4x AA
World In Conflict
Patch 1009, DirectX 10, timedemo, Very High Quality, 4x AA / 16x AF
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