Cincinnati Bengal System Overview
Published: 21st February 2012 | Source: OC3D | Price: £1,000,000,000 |
Of course the heart of any system, and the part that affects the gaming performance more than any other by a huge margin is the graphics card, and the Bengal rig has a Zotac GTX590 beating at the heart of it. The block is magnificent, keeping the card at a frosty 44°C maximum no matter what I've thrown at it, and as you'll see from the bottom graph that's a fair bit of stuff.
3D Mark is always a fun test to run, mainly because you can set it going and make a coffee, and nerds like me are 50% coffee at all times. 30000 H Marks and 20000 X Marks allow huge resolutions and anti-aliasing without grinding everything to a halt, and even 3D Mark 11 doesn't really put the GTX590 under any pressure.
For comparison purposes (and because they're good titles) some of the games are the same as those we bench with here at OC3D, but a couple of my own time-sinks are included because they're damn fine games too. The buggy but still fun F1 2011, and the ultra-popular Skyrim.
Skyrim deserves a special mention here because the 60FPS average is at maximum in-game settings, with Ambient Occlusion turned on in the nVidia control panel and the latest set of 2K HD textures. Eye candy to the max.