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Smooth Creations Goliath Core i7-980X Custom Gaming PC (Page 7)

By Tim Roper on Nov 21, 2010 at 09:34 pm CST - 1 min, 12 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Smooth Creations

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 16xAA and "Very High" performance settings.

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Frame rates were as follows. 100 max, 34 min, with an average of 73.


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 175 fps, with a high of 416 and a low of 84.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2

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At 1920x1080, the Goliath delivered an average of 110 fps, with a maximum of 173 and a minimum of 54.


BioShock

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The system cranked out an average of 373, with a max of 586 and min of 174 at 1920x1080 and Very High detail level.

For an in-depth review of the capabilities of the ATI HD 5970, see here.

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