Testing – Gaming
For gaming I used my favorite DX10 gaming benchmarks, Crysis, Call of Juarez, and PT Boats: Knights of the sea.
Crysis is still my favorite gaming benchmark, as it is CPU, memory, and VGA intensive. It will seek out instabilities not found by Prime95, or any of the previous benchmarks. I used the Crysis Benchmark Took by MadBoris Vergiza, settings were High, 2 x AA, CPU test, DX10, 1280 x 1024.
PT Boats: Knights of the Sea:
PT Boats prefers a strong CPU and powerful video card. It has some tough camera angle changes that really lower FPS scores. I used the standalone performance test, settings were High, AA x 2, 1280 x 1024.
Call of Juarez:
Call of Juarez requires a strong system for any kind of decent frame rate. I used the standalone demo benchmark, settings were: High, AA x 2, 1280 x 1024.