CyberPower Gamer Ultra 2098 Budget Gaming PC ReviewTue, Nov 01, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 is a sandbox style action video game developed by Swedish developer Avalanche Studios
and Eidos Interactive, published by Square Enix. It is the sequel to
the 2006 video game, Just Cause.
We wanted to see what the CyberPower Gamer Ultra 2098 could do on this title, so we tried to dial it into where we could get 30FPS. In order to top 30FPS on average we found the sweet spot to be at 1920×1080 resolution with most of the image quality settings turned off or down to low. If you like the eye candy you could always lower the resolution down to 1280×1024 and turn on some of the image quality settings.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third game in the Deus Ex
first-person role-playing video game series, and a prequel to the
original game. Announced on May 27, 2007, Human Revolution was developed
by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix. It was released in
August 2011. Human Revolution contains elements of first-person shooters
and role-playing games, set in a near-future where corporations have
extended their influence past the reach of global governments. The game
follows Adam Jensen, the security chief for one of the game’s most
powerful corporations, Sarif Industries. After a devastating attack on
Sarif’s headquarters, Adam is forced to undergo radical surgeries that
fuse his body with mechanical augmentations, and he is embroiled in the
search for those responsible for the attack.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution uses a modified Crystal Dynamics
Crystal game engine, which some of you might know as the game engine
from the last Tomb Raider game title. The game developers did some
rather hefty modifications to this engine though as the graphics are
superb in this title.
We used FRAPS to benchmark the first two minutes of the first level of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and found that we could get 19FPS on average for the opening cut scene. We lowered the resolution down to 1680×1050 and then 1280×1024 and we were stuck at 19FPS still, so we must be CPU or GPU limited on this game title.
H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Aerial warfare has evolved. So have you. As a member of the
ultra-secret H.A.W.X. 2 squadron, you are one of the chosen few, one of
the truly elite. You will use finely honed reflexes, bleeding-edge
technology and ultra-sophisticated aircraft – their existence denied by
many governments – to dominate the skies. You will do so by mastering
every nuance of the world’s finest combat aircraft. You will slip into
enemy territory undetected, deliver a crippling blow and escape before
he can summon a response. You will use your superior technology to
decimate the enemy from afar, then draw him in close for a
pulse-pounding dogfight. And you will use your steel nerve to
successfully execute night raids, aerial refueling and more. You will do
all this with professionalism, skill and consummate lethality. Because
you are a member of H.A.W.X. 2 and you are one of the finest military
aviators the world has ever known. H.A.W.X. 2 came out on November
16, 2010 for PC gamers.
The final game benchmark that we ran was H.A.W.X. 2 and we found that we were able to run the benchmark at 1920×1080 with the image quality settings lowered and hit a respectable 48FPS on average. We tried to enable shadows and turn the view distance and environment quality settings to high, but the game would stutter.
Curious to see if the AMD FX-4100 was the issue we opened up the Windows Task Manager only to find the game using up about 40-70% of the quad-core CPU. It appears the AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB video card is the limiting factor when it comes to games. The CyberPower Gamer Ultra 2098 is a budget gaming PC, so it shouldn’t come as a shock that you have to lower the image quality settings down to get solid frame rates on some of the toughest titles out there.