Crysis has always presented problems for multi-GPU configurations at 2560x1600 and we even forwent anti-aliasing (AA) testing due to a CrossFire compatibility issue at that resolution. Discarding that resolution from the $750 system’s tests helps to avoid any potential embarrassment in a market where builders are unlikely to own a 30” display anyway.
Both of the overclocked Core i7 machines reach playable frame rates at 2560x1600 using the high-quality preset, while the $750 machine at least reaches 1080p.
Stepping up to very-high-quality presets drops the expensive systems into 1080p territory, while the $750 gets there only when overclocked.
- The Bigger They Come…
- Test Settings
- 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
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Power And Efficiency
- The Harder They Fall