1680x1050 - Gaming Performance

With the visuals maxed, we were surprised to see the Radeon HD 5670 hit 38fps at 1680x1050. While we don't consider this ideal performance (which is traditionally 60fps), it suggests very low-end graphics cards should be able to play ME3 at lower resolutions -- great news for budget gamers.

To hit the desired 60fps, gamers need only look to the Radeon HD 6770 or the new HD 7750, while the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is even faster at 65fps. Beyond that, it doesn't really matter as older mid-range cards such as the HD 5830 are capable of 74fps, while the GTX 460 was much faster with 84fps.