For both of the less-expensive systems in this month’s SBM, we benchmarked performance up to a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1200, but a $2,500 PC should be able to game at the native resolution of a 30” display. Because the other systems were not tested at 2560 x 1600, the additional results shown below won’t be used in the forthcoming performance/value comparison.
Quad SLI (via two dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295 graphics units) blazes through Crysis even at 2560x1600, at least when anti-aliasing (AA) is disabled.
Far Cry 2 appears CPU limited in a quad-SLI configuration.
- Hot Tips For A Cool System–Or Vice Versa?
- Case And System Cooling
- Motherboard, Graphics, And Power
- CPU, Memory, And Drives
- Hardware Installation
- BIOS And Overclocking
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis, Far Cry 2
- Benchmark Results: Clear Sky And World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: A/V Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic
- Power And Heat