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How Well Will Mass Effect 3 Run On Your PC?

CPU Benchmarks

We weren't able to include benchmark results for AMD's FX family, unfortunately, because our Canadian lab's Socket AM3+ test bench died during testing for this piece. You can expect the FX series to perform roughly on par with the Phenom II, though.

Intel’s Core i5-2500K takes the performance crown, though the advantage won't necessarily buy you a better experience, since even a 2 GHz Phenom II X4 yields fluid performance paired up to a Radeon HD 6950.

A dual-core Phenom II running at 3 GHz has no problem with Mass Effect 3.

It's interesting, though, that the difference in minimum frame rate going from the bottom to the top of our performance charts is almost 2x. There does appear to be some scaling that takes place in jumping from two to three to four cores, but absolutely no gain attributable to the six-core Phenom II X6.

  • slicedtoad
    I'm hoping the full game has more customization. Either way, it'll be fun.
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  • shriganesh
    Why the hell article like these don't appear in the RSS feeds!!!
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  • bak0n
    I'd be really shocked if there are many people out there running Intel 2500k's with geforce 220's or radeon 6450's.
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  • bartholomew
    Can't wait to get this game. :D
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  • mildsend
    I have phenom x4 9550 with 9800gt can i run this game at moderat setting at 1366x768 resolutions ?
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  • rmpumper
    I really hope that the highest setting in ME3 demo are like med-high in the full game.
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  • shin0bi272
    So wait this console based game thats running on the unreal 3 engine plays well on a pc with a quad core and even a moderately good graphics card? Im shocked!

    Dont get me wrong though Im still excited to play it... just not expecting it to be graphically demanding.
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  • spp85
    Radeon HD 5770/6770 still Rockzzz.........
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  • spp85
    I have phenom x4 9550 with 9800gt can i run this game at moderat setting at 1366x768 resolutions ?
    You can play medium to high settings on that resolution
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  • Sud099
    why the hell they don't initially develop games for PC and then port to consoles like Battlefield 3
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