16 Gaming Dollars and Sense

The foundation of a great-performing PC is very often built
upon the gaming performance of it. There is little fallancy in that approach
since games are the major final hurdle for just about any PC. If a PC makes
the mark for this area, it will probably handle just about any form of usage
well enough. Great gaming on the PC does not come cheap however, so join us
as we try to make sense of our dollars!

The foundation of a great-performing PC is very often built
upon the gaming performance of it. There is little fallancy in that approach
since games are the major final hurdles for just about any PC. If a PC makes
the mark for this area, it will probably handle just about any form of usage
well enough. Great gaming on the PC does not come cheap however, so join us
as we try to make sense of our dollars!

pig2 Gaming Dollars and Sense

Now, before you carry on reading, the main bulk of the comparision
is presented in small compressed video clips. This is to give a closer
feel of the in-game experience. If you are looking for the usual figures and
bar charts, then you may want to look elsewhere.

We are going to take a rather different approach this time
round. Instead of just focusing on numbers and bar charts, we going to to try
to get a more accurate gaming experience by using videos which you can actually
see the frame rate fluctuations and load times of each game. We have also did
this comparision from an all-rounded angle, by picking one title from each genre
of games, First-person shooters, Role-Playing and Racing.

To top it off, we did a survey on a pool of gamers who gamed
on each set up, one right after the other. The gamers were not told anything
of the system’s configurations and had no chance to find out. We got them to
rate the gaming experience on each setup.