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Gateway FX6803 Core i7 930 Gaming Desktop PC - Gaming Performance

The Spotted Cow returns, offering a mid-range gaming system for under $1500.

| Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Dec 2, 2010 3:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 80%Manufacturer: Gateway

Gaming Performance


TweakTown strives to provide our readers with a reasonable expectation of what they can expect in terms of real-world performance in our gaming tests. Instead of testing all systems and titles at, say, 1280x768 with 4xAA and comparing framerates, we determine a particular system's maximum playable settings and report those settings along with the resultant framerates.


Even though this makes direct comparison between systems a bit more difficult, we feel it best reflects how the typical gamer uses a system. Most players aren't interested in getting framerates in the 100s at 1280x768 if the title is still playable at 1680x1050.


Batman: Arkham Asylum


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Using Arkham Asylum's built-in benchmarking tool (included in Patch 1.1), we achieved maximum playable settings at 1920x1080 with 8xAA and "Very High" performance settings. Gaming at 16xAA produced unsatisfactory framerates.


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Frame rates were as follows. 48 max, 27 min, with an average of 36.


Far Cry 2


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We ran Far Cry 2 with all the settings maxed out at 1920x1080, 8xAA, and Ultra High detail level.


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It averaged 60 fps, with a high of 116 and a low of 29.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2


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At 1920x1080, the FX6803 delivered an average of 34 fps, with a maximum of 53 and a minimum of 28.




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The system cranked out an average of 120, with a max of 178 and min of 66 at 1920x1080 and Very High detail level.


For an in-depth review of the capabilities of the ATI HD 5850, see here.


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