Results: Grid 2
We haven’t been benchmarking with Grid 2 long enough to know for certain whether the title is CPU- or memory-limited. But you probably don't care at this point; bottlenecks that happen up in the 150 FPS range are hardly detrimental to an enjoyable racing experience. But because these average frame rates show up in our performance-per-dollar calculation, they do matter.
It looks like we push past those bottlenecks using the Ultra preset at 4800x900 and higher.
The first one I can think of, being kind of boring as it might be, its the most obvious one to have: loading times. There are games that load a bazillion things on the fly and are some-what storage sensitive (MMOs basically) and we all hate waiting for everything to load, right? It can be clocked with a 10% error margin (thinking it usually takes around 200ms for human response).
I'm asking this, because RAID0 could become important if we see the value it adds to our builds. I know they're nowhere near SSDs, but Steam + other games take a LOT of space. My own Games folder racks up 410GB, where Steam is 300GB alone. You could slap 2x500GB HDDs in RAID 0 for half the value of a 240GB SSD if memory serves right and 2x1TB HDDs are just a tad more expensive. You can even use notebook HDDs if you want, haha.
Also, I would have cut the memory by half and remove the SSD for getting these 2 cards. Also... you really needs to change your SBM... it is ridiculous at this point.