Someone please tell me they still have bullet time.
why no core i3 test ?
core i3 is far more interesting than many of the CPUs tested, it makes no sense!
You can't bench-mark the cut-scenes, they're pre-recorded and played back with Bink.
Have you played the game? Have you checked the section of the game that we tested? I would do that before you tell us we cannot benchmark it.
I'm running 2xGTX 580 in SLI, and another DX11 card as dedicated PhysX..
I have 4gb GPU mem available, BUT the game eats up ALL of it, even when I'm at lower Quality settings.
is this a Game preoblem, og Nvidia Driver problem, or does the game eat memory like there's no tomorrow?
Why all the complains about not including the Core i3? No one with half a brain would pair a Core i3 with a GTX580/670/680/HD7950/7970 which is what's necessary to max this game out at 1080P with 4xMSAA. Above that resolution, the game is mostly GPU limited. If you have an i3, you are probably using a graphics card that's the limiting component in the first place.
wth are you talking about? they even included Athlon II X2 on this tests, so why not?
the slowest Intel CPU on this test is an i7 920!!
why no Celeron G540 or Pentium Sandy Bridge? and why no i3?
you don't need to play games at max settings,
I have 3xGTX 580 in 3-Way SLI, still can't run game at MAX settings :s (I feel that's a bit shocking actually)
And even on lower settings I have Problems with Input Lag, something that can be very frustrating when playing an FPS type game like this.
This is not comprehensive review. Where are ultimate majority of decent budget gaming cpu's - core i3-21xx, any of SandyB Pentiums like popular G860 or G630, Celeron G540, or AMD's apu like A8-3870k. You should definitely update your cpu performance chart to represent probably the bigger half of pc gamers.
You lost me at this is not a comprehensive review, I challange you to find a more complete Max Payne 3 article anywhere on the Internet. Anyway the CPU results are only a very small part of the testing, we do it simply out of interest sake so see how many cores the game will use. It is primarily about the GPU testing.
To complement Steve's comments, not only we run our CPU tests to establish certain patterns (use of cores, scalability of the engine, comparison between AMD and Intel CPUs), but we did test on 16 processors spanning a number of segments. That, along with the other tests make it more data that you will find anywhere on the web for a single game title.
Steve ignore the haters and thank you for a great review please keep it up man.
how would this game perform on my athlon 64x2 4600 with radeon hd5450 ?
Oy.. I like Techspot reviews but some things really get on my nerves. The Athlon X4 645 provided enough oomph the 'exploit' the 680 yet it was called "gutless". Also, the 680 does not outperform the 7970 with 'ease'. It may post better frames in this particular game but although no glitches were reported here, it is well known that there are AMD driver conflicts with this game that Rockstar blames on AMD. Basically, keep up the good work guys but why don't you cut the anti-AMD BS. And Rockstar, quit ripping people off over seas.
It was called gutless because it is, the Athlon II processors are just about the most gutless desktop models on the market right now. The GTX 680 was 24% faster at 2560x1600, forgive us for calling that an easy win. Those are the kind of performance gains you hope to see from a next generation card so I hate to know what your idea of an easy win is. Finally we love AMD, if stating the truth makes us anti-AMD then I am sorry.