Battlefield 4 Budget Build Performance

Bioshock Infinite & Catzilla

Battlefield 4 Budget Builds

Bioshock Infinite

One of the most popular and highly rated games to be released in 2013, the new instalment to the Bioshock series is heralded for its graphics. As such, it only made sense to include it in our testing.

We used three different quality presets to do our run-throughs; Low, Normal, and High, all at 1080p. For low end systems, we usually only run this at Low and Normal presets, but since this is higher end than the rest, we decided to throw in results for the High setting too.


We see very low minimum frame rates across the board here, so we'll put that down to another anomaly in the benchmark. Excluding that, even at maximum settings we see the FPS is close to 90 which is stunning for a PC of this price.



One of the newest arrivals to the world of benchmarks, ALLBenchmark's Catzilla is already a popular option for those looking to test their systems. With a dubstep sound track and mutant cats there's not much that can beat Catzilla in terms of entertainment.

Back to another graphics intensive benchmark we see the system well ahead of the other points of comparison. This isn't quite as high as we've seen in other real game benchmarks, as these tests do attempt to push the processor to the limits too, and as we already know, the Pentium isn't that strong.

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12-02-2014, 06:58:08


How much do you need to spend to get a decent gaming rig? With the help of PCSpecialist, we've put together a great rig for an impressive price.

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12-02-2014, 07:40:57

My steam box/LAN box was going to be an itx system for around the same price and its amazing how much more expensive the ITX AMD motherboards are. I had to really scale down the graphics (to a 650ti) and get a tiny SSD in order to stay in budget. All the good motherboards cost more than the cpu :l. Thats the issue with cheap OCable cpus I guess :s. In the end I also had to settle with this as a build. It was an easy sell though .

Interesting how surprisingly good the pentiums are at gaming. I really was expecting it to struggle alot more than it did. I wouldn't want a pentium for games like Star Citizen though.Quote

12-02-2014, 08:03:16

Going to show my brother in law this before he gets a console, nothing wrong with a console but he's turning what was once a powerful rig of a Core 2 Duo, Asus P5B Deluxe, 8GB RAM and a 4850 into a bit of a NAS as his NAS box is broke, and will get a console as well.

Keep telling him to join these forums and look at some of the smaller builds.

Edit: Okay there is something not right if my rig is only doing 20fps with Arkham Origins!Quote

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