Yes, these machines can all play Crysis. But you’re going to want one of the expensive systems to play it at 2560x1600. That’s also the setting where the original $2000 PC’s GeForce GTX 480 graphics are finally able to outperform the alternative build’s half-priced cards, despite the original PC’s greater CPU bottlenecks.
The problem for the older PC is, of course, the fact that it only excels at super-high resolutions. Perhaps the only “fair” way to compare low-cost to high-end systems would be to include Nvidia Surround- or AMD Eyefinity-based configurations?
- The Better Way To Spend $2000?
- Processor And CPU Cooling
- Motherboard And Graphics
- Case And Power
- Memory And Storage
- Hardware Installation
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Benchmark Results: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power And Efficiency
- Value Conclusion