Overclocking uncaps the $1300 PC, but not the $2550 build. We start to see true graphics-imposed limits at 4800x900 on the High and Ultra quality charts.
In fact, Far Cry 3 at the Ultra preset is the first time we see Paul’s $650 machine stumble. Sluggish at 1920x1080, it becomes unplayable at multi-monitor resolutions.
- One, Twice, Three Times A PC
- Benchmark 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 And Heat
- Average Performance And Efficiency
- Does Paul, Don, Or Thomas Win This Round?