The new build pegs Battlefield 3 at its maximum frame rate (200 FPS) when we test at our lowest quality settings. That's not going to do this quarter's configuration any favors when we tabulate the overall averages. This thing's a true monster at higher resolutions, though.
Both configurations hit a snag at 2560x1600 and the Ultra quality preset, but the new build pushes through 5760x1080 at over 60 FPS in spite of that drastic drop.
The new build’s GPUs are powerful enough to push CPU and/or DRAM limits at any single-monitor F1 2012 resolution. I mention DRAM because of a previous revelation.
- ITX And DTX: When Less (Space) Costs More (Money)
- Motherboard, Graphics, And CPU
- Case And Its Accessories
- CPU Cooling, Optical Drive, And Power
- DRAM, SSD, And Mass Storage
- Assembly Part 1: Finding The Right...Saw?
- Assembly Part 2: Now, For All Of The Parts That Fit...
- Assembly Part 3: The Finishing Touches
- Test Systems And Benchmarks
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 3 And F1 2012
- Results: Skyrim And Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- I Fought The Law!