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System Builder Marathon: Price/Performance

Game Benchmarks – First Person Shooters

This is the first time the cheapest system in our System Builder Marathon has featured two video cards in an SLI configuration. Because of this, 1920x1200 performances are viable on all systems across the board.

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Prey is an older engine and we’ll be dropping it from our suite soon. Even the slowest system gets about 90 frames per second at 1920x1200 with 4x anti-aliasing!

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Unreal Tournament shows good performance with the sub-$1,000 system, but the sub-$2,000 and sub-$4,000 systems really scale well. It’s odd that even the overclocked systems don’t surpass the stock system in the next higher price range.