System Builder Marathon, March 2011: Value Compared

Benchmark Results: F1 2010

F1 2010 appears to be “bottlenecked” by different parts of all three systems, though that limitation occurs at perfectly playable frame rates. The $1000 PC finally bumps up against GPU limits at 2560x1600, while the least-expensive configuration leans heavily on its CPU but still gets held up.

Ultra quality and 8x AA increase GPU load to the point that bottlenecks in other parts of our systems begin to vanish. The $1000 PC is strong enough to play at 2560x1600, while the $550 PC passes 1920x1080 very nicely.

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  • Anonymous
    These articles are always interesting, but...

    Could you please do an EU/UK SBM at some point? It's all very well looking at these to help decisions for our builds, but there can be big differences in relative pricing over here. It would, if nothing else, be an interesting comparision, plus you could run the giveaway open to us folks this side of the pond for a change...
  • evilgenius134
    For builds across the ocean to the UK you can simply change the symbol as hardware has a tendency to be the same numerical value from US to the UK.