We changed our upper mid-range resolution from 1920x1200 to 1920x1080 pixels this month to reflect changes in the $200 panel market. Anyone looking for a good price on the formerly-popular resolution should probably buy a monitor now before these higher-value parts disappear completely.
Our latest Call of Duty benchmark is a cakewalk for this month’s system, in spite of its extraordinary details and our use of an ultra-intense test scenario. Overclocking the processor eliminates a CPU bottleneck that otherwise affects most settings, though a performance limit of 130-140 frames per second (FPS) isn’t really a problem.
Crysis still gives us headaches at 2560x1600 pixels, though overclocking helps it play more smoothly at that high resolution when using the benchmark tool’s “high quality” preset.
- Finally, A Forward-Looking Build
- Motherboard And CPU
- Graphics And RAM
- Cooling And Case
- Hard Drives And Accessories
- Optical Drive And Power Supply
- Hardware Installation
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: CoD:MW2 And Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency