Asus ROG Crosshair IV Formula
Crysis Warhead is without a doubt one hard nut to crack, especially at higher resolutions and a dash of Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering.
It has to be said that Crysis Warhead is one of just a handful of games that can bring a Radeon HD 5850 to it's knees. While the framerates attained are certainly in keeping with the system's calibre, it's also quite notable that the CPU overclock makes a negligible difference to framerates.
Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 is among the most popular games available at present. With plenty of explosions and densely (polygon) populated maps, it should prove to be an interesting test for our test setup.
Our Crosshair IV Formula based testbed eats this game for breakfast. Overall game play was fluid and immersive. You can guarantee that with the right CPU and Graphics Card, it's possible to play Modern Warfare with all settings maxed.
DiRT2 is a very recent race driving game, known for it's Direct X 11 support. Let's crank up the settings and give it a whirl...
Again, the CPU overclock makes a fractional difference however overall game play was fluid regardless. The results are also about right for a system such as this.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Flight Simulator X remains to be a terribly demanding game for it's age. Known for being very demanding on the CPU but also requiring a level of GPU power in the process, we thought it'd be interesting to see how it faired.
This is where an overclocked Quad Core really comes in handy. As shown, some significant performance gains can be had.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and should be an interesting choice to take our testbed for a spin. Let's see how well it performs.
I don't think anyone would have expected Left 4 Dead to task this setup however the results are still impressive.
That's all folks! Time to conclude...