At high details, Crysis appears CPU-limited below 1920x1080 with the highest frame rates seen at 1280x1024. The stock March PC delivers roughly the same level of performance as December’s best overclocking efforts.
Finding acceptable performance at Very High details required overclocking the December PC, which put it roughly on par with the current stock machine. Unfortunately, 1680x1050 is still stretching the new machine’s capabilities, as disappointing GPU overclocking only yielded a 1.6 FPS increase.
Just Cause 2
The Concrete Jungle test included with the full version of Just Cause 2 is far more demanding than the demo’s benchmark, giving a more realistic indication of what hardware this game requires.
Struggling at our highest test settings, the December PC seems better suited for a mix of medium and high details. The current build fares better, but at the highest details, is still limited to either lower resolutions or reduced levels of AA.
- Breaking The Bank
- CPU And Cooler
- Motherboard And Memory
- Graphics Card And Hard Drive
- Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive
- Test System Configuration And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat And F1 2010
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power Consumption And Temperatures
- Performance Summary, Efficiency, And Conclusion