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System Builder Marathon, December 2010: $1000 PC

Benchmark Results: Crysis

With such a flat curve, the Core i3-550 is clearly processor-limited here, while the Core i5-750 has much higher maximum frame rates.

By the time we hit 2560x1600, though, the bottleneck shifts over to graphics, where the GeForce GTX 460s serve up the most impressive performance.