Results: Far Cry 3
A high CPU frequency confers huge frame rate benefits onto the Q3 $1600 PC when we benchmark Far Cry 3 at some of its most basic detail settings. Of course, as we already know, this is where the Q1 $2400 machine needs big resolutions for its high-end graphics array to shine.
Both $1600 PCs barely cope with 5760x1080 and Far Cry 3’s Ultra quality preset, as a look at my test notes shows minimum frame rates just over 20. The Q1 machine’s SLI configuration is much more capable.