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.

Application and Futuremark Performance Build and Power Consumption
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  • mtoma - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    I'm amazed how his articles roll, on and on and on. Mr. Sklavos must be the most prolific writer on this site. Cases are one of my favorite topic and I am pleased. Although the competition is high, I can count only 2 models who can please me. Only one thing would be desired: keeping as long as possible the same test bed over a long period of time. Which, for the moment I don't see here happening. Reply
  • Dustin Sklavos - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    I'm going to try and maintain it as long as humanly possible. I'm not PSYCHED with the case testbed I'm using now, but it's at least a good starting point, I think. I HATE the idea of switching over to a new one (and thus breaking continuity with previous reviews). Reply
  • Death666Angel - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    "Which, for the moment I don't see here happening."
    This isn't a review of the case. It is the review of a completely built PC by a boutique (Origin) based on the Bitfenix Prodigy case, which was reviewed here:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5867/bitfenix-prodig...
    Reply
  • mtoma - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    It is not he review of a case, of course. But, one can extract bits and pieces of information, about: the BitFenix Prodigy, the Asus motherboard, of the video card. Different people have different fixations (mine being the PC case), different buying needs on a particular moment, and collecting all sorts of information, helps. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, July 29, 2012 - link

    I'm supremely enjoying seeing the amd 7970 and 7950 getting utterly stomped in every game at 1920x1080, instead of the amd favoring 1920x1200 this website always uses.

    I was right, and here is the proof above.
    Reply
  • Olaf van der Spek - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    No sound measurements? Reply
  • geniekid - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    That's the first thing I looked for as well. A box this small running a high end GPU is going to either overheat with extended use or be very noisy, and it would be good to see where this guy stands.

    The author does point out that it gets noisy under load.
    Reply
  • cosminmcm - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    There is a mistake in the specifications box, the i5 doesn't have HT. Reply
  • Dustin Sklavos - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    Fixed. Stupid oversight on my part. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Friday, July 27, 2012 - link

    I completely agree! I have an adapter for a slim line optical drive (BluRay for me) and a 2.5" HDD with 2 USB ports. It is much more useful than just having a large ODD. It is also smaller than most normal sized ODDs I found which helps with keeping my TJ08-E innards clean and tidy. Reply

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