Benchmark Results: Skyrim And StarCraft II
Starting at its lowest settings, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim appears to love our new system’s added graphics power. And like the preceding two real-world game benchmarks, it ignores the extra two cores in last quarter's Sandy Bridge-E-based processor. Overclocking helps the old system pass our new baseline, but the new PC responds even more eagerly to this type of tinkering.
Higher Skyrim detail levels take a bite out of our new PC’s frame rate advantage, specifically at 2560x1600.
StarCraft II prefers our new system’s Kepler-based graphics card. This game likes processor overclocking as well. Combine GeForce GTX 680 and an overclocked machine, and our new build comes out a decisive winner.