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Test System And Graphics Hardware

A Free-To-Play MMO? Neverwinter Performance, Benchmarked

Free-to-play MMOs are all about attracting as many players as possible, so we're hoping that Neverwinter can accommodate low-end rigs. On the other hand, gamers with high-end hardware should get to enjoy better-looking graphics for their platform investment. Therefore, we're testing graphics cards that range from the Radeon HD 6450 and GeForce 210 to the Radeon HD 7970 in CrossFire and GeForce GTX 690.

In addition, we're adding multiple CPU tests and even mobile AMD A10 and Intel Core i5 processors with integrated graphics to the mix.

Test System
Intel Core i5-3550 (Ivy Bridge) 3.3 GHz Base Clock Rate, 3.7 GHz Maximum Turbo Boost
Gigabyte Z77X-UP7, LGA 1155, Chipset: Intel Z77 Express
On-Board Gigabit LAN controller
Corsair Vengeance LP PC3-16000, 4 x 4 GB, 1600 MT/s, CL 8-8-8-24-2T
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB, 7,200 RPM, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3Gb/s
ePower EP-1200E10-T2 1,200 W, ATX12V, EPS12V
Software and Drivers
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8
DirectX 11.1
Graphics Drivers
AMD Catalyst 13.5 Beta 2
Nvidia GeForce 320.00 Beta
Intel Graphics Driver
Custom THG Benchmark, 60-second Fraps run, Hall Of Justice area
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