AVADirect Mini Gaming PC: Titan in a Small Package

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Games: Far Cry 2 and Lost Planet 2

With the simulations out of the way, we dug into the games themselves. Many games have built-in benchmark utilities. We kicked off the AVADirect Mini Gaming PC’s game benchmarks with a pair of sequels: Far Cry 2 and Lost Planet 2.

Far Cry 2
DX10 Gaming Performance

When it comes to lush vegetation in a steaming, sinister jungle, no one pulls it off quite like Ubisoft does in its Far Cry series. Far Cry 2 uses textures, shaders, and dynamic lighting to create a realistic environment.

Getting a playable frame rate with a modern system is a given in Far Cry 2. In fact, most systems we’ve tested offer well above 100 fps. The Mini Gamin PC breaks the 200 fps mark, though, at both of the lower resolutions we test. At 1920 x 1080, it’s bumping up against 200 fps, as well.

Lost Planet 2
DX11 Gaming Performance

We used Lost Planet 2 to test the Mini Gaming PC’s DirectX 10 performance. With Lost Planet 2, we took a swing at DX11. We used Test B and set all graphics settings to High Quality. We also boosted the Anti-Aliasing setting to 4x before we ran the benchmark.

This game’s benchmark features soldiers attempting to take down a massive beast that seems to shrug off their firepower. There is a ton of action in the five or so minutes of benchmark run, and we’ve seen the test stutter when being run by lesser systems. The Mini Gaming PC handled it without a hiccup and posted high frame rates.

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