We expected good results from pairing Call of Duty with SLI, and the GeForce GTX 470 graphics cards of our $2,000 PC certainly don't disappoint. What appears in the chart to be a CPU limit at stock speed is somewhat eased by overclocking, but it’s hard to call an average 156.8 frames per second (FPS) at our highest settings and lowest clock speeds a limitation.
We can’t push the detail and quality levels any higher than this, and the worst average we saw was 136.1 FPS at the $2,000 system’s stock speed.
The overclocked $3,000 PC has an average lead at Crysis High Quality settings, but nearly tanks at our target 2560x1600 resolution. Meanwhile, the overclocked $2,000 machine is completely playable at our highest test resolution and Very High-quality presets.
- Enhancing High-End Value
- Motherboard And Graphics
- CPU And Cooler
- Case And Power
- Memory And Storage
- Hardware Installation
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Modern Warfare 2 And Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency