Results: F1 2012
On one hand, the optimized beta graphics driver used in Don Woligroski’s $800 machine are said to boost F1 2012 performance. On the other hand, the game’s proven memory bottleneck favors my $1,000 machine’s overclock. The result is that we see both systems trading places depending on the game’s settings, with 2560x1600 favoring my more expensive build.
Tested at a maximum 1920x1080 resolution, the $600 PC maintains its fluid performance throughout.