We're starting to notice a pattern here. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim appears to have a slight preference for today's machine's pair of GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards in SLI. Again, though, those great results fall off at 2560x1600, almost certainly due to too little graphics memory. Whereas Don's machine boasts 3 GB, these cards only give you 1 GB. That's not enough for high-res, high-detail gaming.
StarCraft II appears to have a similar preference for Newegg's Customer Choice PC. A less-demanding (but still very popular title) means we don't see the limitations of too-little graphics memory. Minor CPU bottlenecks are somewhat alleviated by this bonus PC's moderate CPU overclock.
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- Test Settings And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3 And DiRT 3
- Benchmark Results: Skyrim And StarCraft II
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
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