How to build a £600 Gaming PC
PC Mark Vantage
Obviously there is a major difference in available power here as the i3 is a dual-core and our test rig is a i7 quad. However once you accept this huge variance in potential CPU cycles you realise that our £600 Gaming Rig based on the Aria 540 bundle performs surprisingly well. As you can see on the video it handles internet duties with aplomb.
Again the i7-950 bludgeons the i3 into submission when it comes to overall performance, but the "Per CPU" score is surprisingly close with the i3 being only 39 Pixels Per Second behind in rendering speed.
However this isn't really about the ability of our rig to render Ray-Traced images with lightning speed. It's all about polygon crunching. So let's go there.