Our gaming charts look a little odd since 2560x1600 isn't a resolution we bother testing on the budget-oriented $600 machine. Our least-expensive system isn’t designed to run high resolutions. Rather, it's intended to serve up a good gaming experience at the resolutions supported by lower-cost monitors.
Still, it’s fun to watch the $600 build annihilate the $1200 PC at our three lower resolutions in Crysis. Not so fun is seeing the overclocked $600 machine almost catch the $2400 build at our lowest resolution, where similar CPU and DRAM performance matter most.
Yes, the $600 PC can play Crysis, even at Very High details!
- Wait, Bigger Isn’t Always Better?
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power And Heat
- Average Performance And Efficiency
- Which One Of These Builds Is For You?