Gaming Performance

We're at the point now with high end graphics hardware where even surround resolutions are typically more than playable in all but the most taxing games. As such, 1080p gaming doesn't pose much of a challenge to the GTX 670 in the Origin Chronos, and in many instances we're actually going to be CPU bound even at these very high settings.

Batman: Arkham City

Battlefield 3

Civilization V

DiRT 3

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Portal 2

Total War: Shogun 2

You see what I mean. The most taxing game here is Battlefield 3, and even then we're looking at framerates north of the magic 60fps mark. Everything else is basically trying to maximize both CPU and GPU power as much as possible, and bottlenecks shift from benchmark to benchmark instead of just being consistently GPU limited.

Batman: Arkham City

Battlefield 3

DiRT 3

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Portal 2

Total War: Shogun 2

Our surround testing hammers the graphics cards and the result is almost every card falls neatly in line. Notice how the GTX 680 has a very hard time separating itself from the 670, while the 670 in turn hangs with the Radeon HD 7970. If you want to do surround gaming, you can easily do it on the Chronos and will only have to really turn settings down in Batman: Arkham City and Battlefield 3; everything else runs pretty fluidly.

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  • ELPCU - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - link

    So, Origin desires to put their logo on the case rather than fancy Bitfenix symbol,
    but not willing to change color of ODD+MultiCard reader?

    I can see component choice are pretty decent, but Still.
    I just don't understand why do they go for BLACK odd + multicard reader for WHITE case.
    It is very odd.

    AND, I would not recommend this much high spec system for small case.
    It makes system pretty damn noisy for sure.
    though, considering GTX660Ti or 660 is not out on market, VGA choice is understandable.
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  • trimspababy - Saturday, October 13, 2012 - link

    good article--persuaded me to buy this over a month ago. not sure what originpc's track record has been with this build but I had to wait at least 4 weeks from the time I ordered and I'm still waiting with various "minor" delays. anyone else has experience purchasing this build from originpc. this build doesn't look to be available anymore--link provided brings you to a build but cannot select the same features in specs above. not sure what that could mean. noticeably, graphics card is a 580 and not 670.

    hoping for no more delays and a product with no problems upon receipt
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