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System Builder Marathon, March 2011: Value Compared

Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 shows better CrossFire scaling than the previous two titles, with the $2000 PC’s base speed crushing the overclocked $1000 PC, even at our lowest test setting where system bottlenecks normally occur. Interestingly, the $1000 machine isn't all that much faster than the $500 build.

The $2000 PC passes its 2560x1600 target resolution, and the $1000 PC its 1920x1080 target at our higher Just Cause 2 settings. The $500 PC might be playable at 1680x1050, though 1280x1024 looks like a safer bet.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.