Eclipse Stealth FX812R795 Extreme & Stealth Flight Pack Review
Published: 20th April 2012 | Source: Eclipse Computers | Price: £1999.96 |
As we'd expect the FX8120 comes with a serious overclock to keep the XFX HD7950s working hard. Equally as we've known from our previous dealings with the latest generation of AMD processors it sadly doesn't come close to available performance available from almost anything Intel are producing and this is reflected in the PC Mark Vantage score. The memory bandwidth in particular just cripples the result.
Testing Thoughts - LG Monitors and 3D
As I said at the start, because there is a lot to cover here and it's a very different setup to anything that we've got a bunch or results for, this is more about thoughts during our limited testing time, than hard numbers.
Because of the inclusion of everything you could need, building the Stealth is a breeze. To get the system from a load of boxes in to a ready to go system probably takes around twenty minutes, and getting it fully set up with the monitors level and calibrated another ten. Affixing and adjusting the monitors in understandably the more time consuming element, especially as they need to be in the right place for the passive 3D to work.
3D does two things really well. You have depth, and the more 'showy' stuff coming out of the screen. Anyone who remembers the old anaglyph style 3D knows that people do enjoy pointing things at you to get the moneys worth out of the 3D. The active 3D with glasses that need charging and a synchronised beam do the pointing things very well, and also give a much brighter image, but at the cost of weight and complexity. These LG D2342P-PN monitors support Cinema 3D, which is entirely passive. Instead of splitting the screen horizontally for a stereoscopic effect, it used different polarised light. This does have the downside to lessening the brightness of the image because you're basically wearing shades, but it has the huge benefit of not requiring complex setting up, or being difficult for glasses wearers to use.
Once you've got the monitor and yourself in the right position the effect is just as good as it is with active 3D. If anything it's better at depth and not quite as good at the 'popping out' effect, but that leads to a much nicer experience without some of the queasiness that it's possible to get.
Of course the other big feature, and one that is compatible with more titles, is the Eyefinity. The two HD7950s have plenty of oomph to run at the extreme 5760x1080 resolution. Even with everything set to maximum and in an Eyefinity resolution we still see 67.11 average FPS in Dirt 3, which is about half of the 113.88 FPS average we saw on a single screen.