Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3
We expected today's graphics-heavy configuration to exert its authority in our game tests. However, we didn't expect to see that performance advantage at low resolutions.
Battlefield 3 is so GPU-constrained that we only see CPU bottlenecks surface on the SLI-equipped build, and even then only at 1920x1080 and below.
Gaming at Medium detail presets is alright. But the only way we were going to call today's machine a complete success was if it gave us playable frame rates at 5760x1080 using the Ultra quality preset. We’re pleased to see the new build pass a test that the original $2000 PC failed.