Far Cry 3 looks like it gets more from the $800 machine's beta Catalyst driver package through our first three test settings, where it beats my $1,000 PC. Beyond that, the highest-end config bests Don's setup. Both overclocked machines reach the limit of playability at 1920x1080 with Ultra quality settings, though.
Paul's $600 PC gives you the choice of either dropping below our Ultra quality preset or reverting back to 1280x1024.
- In Search Of The Best Possible Value
- Hardware, Software, And Overclock Settings
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 3
- Results: F1 2012
- Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power Consumption And Efficiency
- Where's The Value Sweet Spot?