When it comes to Battlefield 3, the new build performs slightly better at stock settings. But the playing field narrows when both systems are overclocked. Even at the Ultra detail level, both of these PCs deliver playable performance all the way up to 2500x1600, achieving more than 40 FPS each. At lower settings, the frame rates nearly double.
The results in Skyrim are, again, very close. The variable differentiating these two systems don’t add up to much when you're looking at average frame rates, though an SSD will help with level loading times.
- A $1000 PC With Radeon HD 7970 Graphics?
- CPU And Motherboard
- Video Card, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drive, And Optical Drive
- System Assembly And Over-Clocking
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3 And The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 3 And StarCraft II
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks
- Core i5 And Radeon HD 7970 For $1000