The Origin of Speed: Origin's Genesis Gaming System - HotHardware

The Origin of Speed: Origin's Genesis Gaming System

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Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2009
Synthetic Benchmarks


We began testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, which stands for System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. The 2.67GHz Core i7 920 Origin sent proved rock-solid-stable at 3.8GHz, never crashing or destabilizing even under maximum load.




The Core i5 at 3.8GHz puts up a strong fight in Sandra's baseline CPU performance benchmark, but the Core i7's HyperThreading gives it an edge in both ALU and FPU performance.




If you're wondering about the difference between the arithmetic and multimedia tests, it's laid out in Sandra's help file. Both benchmarks measure CPU performance, but the Dhrystone/Whetstone benchmarks measure a processor's raw capability to execute integer or floating point instructions. Sandra's multimedia suite is designed to test the various SIMD capabilities of a processor. In the company's own words: The test involves the generation of Mandelbrot Set fractals that are used to realistically describe and generate natural objects such as mountains or clouds. By using various multi-media extensions better performance is achieved.

Again, Origin leads the pack thanks to its high clock speed and HT.




Here, the Alienware ALX's faster memory bus gives that system a slight edge. Don't expect the bandwidth difference to have much of an impact on our actual tests though—consumer applications and games are typically more latency-sensitive, than bandwidth-sensitive. Even the Core i5-750, at 'just' 18GB/s of memory bandwidth, is amply provisioned for even the nastiest desktop apps.




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The cable management is more or less the best I've seen and the PC as a whole is incredible!!!

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Yes; as I expected looking over there website as well as there seeming attention to detail in there builds from what I could tell, as a boutique builder Origin is pretty much flawless. As compared to other boutique builders I actually thought there prices for components as well as there awesome support and as a whole package there on the very top of my list. I am somewhat confused though if this is the system for the contest or if these are just systems they build which is what I am thinking. The system for the contest from what I understood had a TWKR CPU. SO as I said I assume this is just a review of a product system. Either way there performance lines and outcomes are just beautiful, and because of this I can tell they are enthusiasts like most users on this forum.

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I guess you get what you pay for with this setup, pure power and undeniable good service. The front page case has to be one of my favorite case artworks ever.

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Yeah; I and of course many if not most on here could build this. However; it is the detail they do there work in as well as the customization that they do, which is beyond what I would do. I could do something like this of course, but it is more difficult for a solo builder. The main point here is that through the detail I see, and the automatic support offered I would trust them That is the biggest factor for me in a PC purchase especially if I am not personally building it. I know I am committed to my PC being solid, and therefore performing as such. When if I buy one similar from Alienware even though it looks custom to a degree it is still cookie cutter if you get my drift. Therefore the attention to detail and every small point on these means I get a system as solid as I would make.

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Very good looking system. That's some crazy wattage draw!

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Crazy draw is almost an understatement... gaming for a few hours would be like running a hair dryer for a few hours! lol

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I guess if you have $4,000 to drop on a PC though you have money for the power bill.

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bob_on_the_cob:

Very good looking system. That's some crazy wattage draw!

Don't think of it as a computer with a high draw, think of it as a space heater that kicks ass.

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^lol... thats how i think of mine...

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I agree rj there support seems to be phenomenal which is a very large consideration in buying one of these types of systems. Thethe tests. pricing is also very good compared to other boutique builders. One thing specifically is Alienware which is often included when looking at these types of systems in benchmarking. I don't really get that as Alienware is not Alienware any more, but Dells performance department. I would not therefore really classify them as the same type of OEM, and believe both there testing and attention to detail along with several other things invalidate them for the subject of this type of testing.

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