I'm going to go out on a limb and call Don's Far Cry 3 results suspect; a single GeForce GTX 780 shouldn't beat two, and yet his $1600 configuration outperformed my $2400 collection of hardware last quarter.
That oddity also punishes my $1600 build this time around. It takes triple-monitor resolutions before the frame rates hit a point where they're expectedly similar.
Setting aside the unbelievable single-monitor results posted by Don's $1600 build last quarter, his GeForce GTX 780 also edges out my top-end system's Radeon R9 290X in the more credible 4800x900 and 5760x1080 tests.
- Can A $1600 PC Really Be High-End?
- CPU, Graphics, And Memory
- Motherboard And CPU Cooling
- Power Supply, Case, And SSD
- Mass Storage, OS, And Optical Drive
- Installing Thermaltake's NiC-L32 CPU Cooler
- Completing Hardware Installation
- How We Tested Our $1600 High-End PC
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 4
- Results: Grid 2
- Results: Arma 3
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Less Money, Lower Performance, Better Value?