Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 Review: Attractive, Affordable PC Gaming

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Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop (5680): Grand Theft Auto V And Thief

Grand Theft Auto V
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series has been wildly successful for many years now, offering some of the edgiest story lines, game play tactics and objectives the gaming industry has ever seen. With psychopathic main characters, you are left in the depraved communities of Los Santos and Blaine County, to walk a path few would dare choose in real life, committing nefarious acts, robbing and pillaging to complete your objectives. In short, it's rather entertaining that you're tasked with leaving a virtual world worse off than you found it, consequences be damned. We benchmark GTA V at 1920x1080, 2560x1440, and 3840x2160 at the Very High Quality preset.

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V

Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 Grant Theft Auto V

Again, we see the Inspiron Gaming Desktop is not the fastest machine on the block, but those higher priced configurations aside, it puts up some strong numbers for the money. It blows past 100 frames per second at 1080p, tops 90 fps at 1440p, and handles 4K gaming in Grand Theft Auto V at relative ease. A golf clap is warranted here, if not a fist bump.

Thief
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Square Enix set the tone for Thief by saying, "Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into the City. In this treacherous place, where the Baron’s Watch spreads a rising tide of fear and oppression, his skills are the only things he can trust. Even the most cautious citizens and their best-guarded possessions are not safe from his reach." The Thief series has been popular for years, not only for its interesting story lines and unique gameplay, but because the games have consistently featured excellent graphics and imagery, and leveraged bleeding graphics edge technology, like AMD's Mantle API, for example.

thief screenshot
Thief

Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 Thief

In our last gaming benchmark, we once again see the Inspiron Gaming Desktop pushing comfortably playable framerates at 1080p and 1440. It's not until we crank the resolution to 4K that it dips into uncomfortable territory. Playing at 4K is beyond the expectation of this system, however, even though there are some instances where it's capable of doing that.

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