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Benchmarks Results Continued

Monarch's Hornet Pro Does the Mini-Monster Gaming Mash
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<ti>Black and White 2

Black and White 2 is a different animal that can cripple many systems. The vast landscapes and micromanaged towns, armies and creatures add to the dynamics that hurt most systems. The Hornet is able to deliver 33 frames at the highest resolution and maximum image quality settings.

<ti>F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R. is another title that can tax systems. The Hornet dips down below the 30-fps range of acceptable game play but only at the highest level. With the image quality enhancements of filtering and antialiasing turned off, the system can push out 69 frames per second at 2560x1600.

<ti>Oblivion

The latest title that absolutely kills systems is Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. While the expansive scenes and breathtaking views are amazing to look at, the diverse vegetation types that sway in the breeze, the distant mountains and cities, dynamic sky and lighting effects take their toll in the outdoors. Inside, it is like many other games. There is only so much you can pack into a small room or maze of corridors. The Hornet excels in that with most of the settings turned up, it was able to crank out over 30 fps at 1600x1200 outdoors and over 64 fps indoors at 2560x1600.

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