Performance in RPG
Mass Effect 2
We enforced full-screen antialiasing using the method described in our special Mass Effect 2 review.
The game is rather indifferent to the CPU and mainboard, at least when it comes to the CPUs we use in this test. After all, the affordable Core i5-750 is quite an advanced CPU with four cores but we did not have the opportunity to perform the test with a dual-core model. We can note that the Nvidia products are more CPU-dependent. Moreover, the bottom speed does not change much with the Radeon HD 5000 series whereas the Nvidia cards have a lower bottom speed on the LGA1156/Core i5-750 platform at resolutions up to 1920x1080. We can see no situation where the cheaper CPU does now allow playing comfortably. Like in the other cases, the wisest decision is to save on the CPU and invest the money into a faster graphics card.