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Test Methodology

Test System Specifications

Type Model
Processor Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.7 to 3.9GHz Turbo)
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Pro, BIOS 2104
Memory 16 GB - 4x 4GB Corsair Vegenance DDR3-2400 at 2400MHz C10
CMZ16GX3M4A2400C10
Cooling Intel Boxed Heatsink-Fan
AMD Graphics MSI RADEON R9 270X HAWK 2GB
Part Number 113-C6310100-X15
BIOS Version 015.040.000.000.002887
NVIDIA Graphics MSI GEFORCE GTX 760 HAWK 2GB
Part Number P2004-0010
BIOS Version 80.04.BF.00.00
System Drive Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3.5" 3TB SATA
Aux Drives Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
Seagate Backup Plus 1TB 2.5” External USB 3.0
WD My Book 3.0 2TB 3.5" External USB 3.0
PIONEER DVR-216 DVD-RW SATA
Case Corsair Vengeance C70 Mid Tower
Power FSP Aurum Series AU-750M 750 Watts Power Supply
Display DELL Ultrasharp U2412M 24" LED backlit LCD Monitor
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64bit with latest updates as of Dec 2013.
Graphics Driver AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta
NVIDIA GeForce 331.65
Storage Driver Intel Rapid Storage 12.9

Benchmarked Game Settings

Software Version Test Settings
Alien V Predator D3D11 Benchmark V1.03 Texture Quality 3, Shadow Quality 3, Anisotropic 16, SSAO 1, Tessellation 1, Advanced Shadows 1, MSAA 4
Battlefield 3 1.6 Operation Swordfish - Checkpoint 1 to 2, Ultra Defaults, No Vsync
Batman Arkham City 1.1 DX11:MVSS & HBAO, High Tessellation, Very High Detail, All details on, Normal Physx.
DX9:No Dx11, High , No Physx
Bioshock Infinite 1.1.24.21018 Pre-sets Selected via benchmark menu
Blender 2.67 Nightly BMW1M-MikePan
Crysis 1.2.1 1920x1200, Game Preset
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition Version 1.9 Single Player Campaign
1920x1200,V-Sync and DX11 Enabled,System Spec Extreme
Crysis 3 Hunter Edition Version 1.3 Intro Mission, 1920x1200, FXAA, Very High Tex, Very High Profile, Medblur, Lens Flares
Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6.7.3521_45765 Both Hardware Encoding and Decoding Enabled for GPU, disabled for CPU big_buck_bunny_1080p_h264.mov
Deus Ex Human Revolution 1.3.643.1 1920x1200, MLAA, 16x AF, Soft Shadows, High SSAO, High DOF, Triple Buffering, Post Processing, Tessellation
Dirt2 / Dirt 3 1.1 / 1.2 1920x1200, Ultra Pre-set, 4x MSAA
Futuremark Benchmarks All patched to latest versions  
Grand Theft Auto IV Title Update 7 1920x1200, Maximum details, 16x AFX, Detail distances 50,50,100, -norestrictions switch used if necessary
Handbrake Build 5893  
Just Cause 2 Demo 1.0.0.2 1920x1200, Maximum Details on NVIDIA, 4x AA, 16x AF.
Lost Planet 2 Benchmark 1920x1200, Maximum Details Including Motion Blur, 4x AA. DirectX 11 Mode.
Metro 2033 1.01 DX11 Very High Preset 4xMSAA 16xAF + DoF
Resident Evil 5 Benchmark 1.0.0.29 1920x1200, Maximum Details Including Motion Blur, 4x AA. DirectX 10 mode
SPEC SPECviewperf 11 1920x1200 , 4x AA
Street Fighter IV Benchmark 1.0.0.1 1920x1200, Maximum Details except Ink,4x AA, 16x AF
Total War: SHOGUN 2 1.1 All Ultra,MLAA, Soft Shadows, Tessellation, HDR,SSAO
Trackmania Nations Forever 2.11.26 1920x1200, VHQ Pre-set, 4x AA 16x AF
Warthunder 1.3 Game pre-sets
World In Conflict Demo 1.0 1920x1200, Maximum Details, 4x AA, 16x AF. DirectX 10 Mode

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