Benchmark Results: Crysis
Yes, these machines can all play Crysis. But you’re going to want one of the expensive systems to play it at 2560x1600. That’s also the setting where the original $2000 PC’s GeForce GTX 480 graphics are finally able to outperform the alternative build’s half-priced cards, despite the original PC’s greater CPU bottlenecks.
The problem for the older PC is, of course, the fact that it only excels at super-high resolutions. Perhaps the only “fair” way to compare low-cost to high-end systems would be to include Nvidia Surround- or AMD Eyefinity-based configurations?