Maingear Potenza SS: A Cool, Quiet, SFF Gaming PC

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Games: Batman: Arkham City and Hitman: Absolution

Next, we ran Batman: Arkham City and then brought Hitman: Absolution  into the fold. Both games offer DX11 gaming modes and advanced graphics technologies, including tessellation.

Batman: Arkham City
DX11 Gaming Performance

Batman: Arkham City follows the aging Batman: Arkham Asylum and brings with it updated graphics. We turned on Nvidia PhysX and cranked the detail to Very High.

With Batman, the Potenza found itself competing with the Revolt for the top spot, posting the highest frame rate at the 1024 x 768 resolution. But, it virtually tied the revolt at 1280 x1024 and then struggled to keep up at 1920 x 1080, the highest resolution we tested.

Hitman: Absolution
DX11 Gaming Performance

Our final game benchmark of the review is of Hitman, the blockbuster series that follows an assassin as he finds himself go from hunter to prey. Here we have no other systems to compare it to as yet.

The frame rates in Hitman: Absolution won't stun anyone, but they're playable at the lower resolutions. The benchmark routine makes use of Hitman: Absolution's support for Global Illumination, which provides realistic lighting, but also hammers on NVIDIA-based graphics cards. The benchmark shows a throng of people watching fireworks in crowded city square.

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