New Performance Lab Program Announced by iBUYPOWER to Help Gamers Choose the Perfect System

iBUYPOWER offers six pre-configured systems with pre-tested performance scores on three games, including Starcraft 2 beta.

iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce the iBUYPOWER Performance Lab program–the industry’s first game playability buyer’s guide. The new initiative provides iBUYPOWER customers with the frames rendered per second score on three pre-configured desktops and notebooks, while playing some of the most popular and graphic intensive titles like Battlefield Bad Company 2, Modern Warfare 2 and Starcraft 2. This approach allows gamers to know how well their favorite games will run on their new gaming PC before they buy.

“Our approach is much different from the normal approach to selling systems,” said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER, “by providing gamers with the exact benchmark numbers we get from a system, our customers know exactly what kind of performance to expect from our systems, before they even place their order.”

iBUYPOWER Performance lab testing provides a score for each game at three different graphics settings – Normal, High and Extra – at a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 (desktops) or 1280×1024 (notebooks). iBUYPOWER recommends a score of at least 40-50 for fluid gameplay, and rates an FPS lower than 20 unplayable at that chosen setting.

The provided FPS scores are averages resulting from extensive testing to provide customers with a predictable gaming experience. iBUYPOWER tests each game at all 3 graphics settings continuously for several hours on each system to ensure the scores are both accurate and predictive.

Additionally, each system is tested at its minimum configuration, meaning any upgrades at the time of purchase would only improve its FPS score. The pre-configured models feature a wide variety of components from brands like Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, ATI and more.



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