iBuypower Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate: AMD Gaming PC - HotHardware

iBuypower Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate: AMD Gaming PC

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Based on the Unigine game engine, the Unigine Heaven and Valley benchmarks take users through dramatic 3D tours of exotic environments, complete with dynamic skies, tessellation, and SSAO (screen-space ambient occlusion).

Unigine Heaven and Valley Benchmarks
DX11 Gaming
Unigine Heaven
Unigine Heaven provides heavy tessellation use and a dynamic sky to stress modern graphics cards. The Valley benchmark, on the other hand, is loaded with vegetation. The benchmark tours a forest thick with flowers, boulders, and rivers. We ran the test at 1920 x 1080, on Ultra Quality and with the Extreme Tessellation option.  

The iBuypower Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate started strong with the Heaven and Valley benchmarks, landing behind only CyberPower’s super-charged Gamer Xtreme 5200 – and even then, by fewer than 5 frames per second in most cases. But keep in mind that the Chimera is sporting two full HD Radeon 7970s to the Xtreme’s single, dual-GPU 7990.

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What a pointless review. Why on earth would you test this system at 1080p and less? Should it not be 1080p +? No one is going to buy this system to play games at 1080p or less, and now the buyer has no idea how it performs at the real resolution they will probably be playing at 1440p.

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Seems to me that's a pointless comment. Anyone that knows anything about the tech will realize we tested at 1080p, which by the way is a VERY common resolution (most common in fact) and very high image quality settings with high AA enabled - so the results scale accordingly.... and isn't that the real take-away? But wait, there's more... a quick check on Steam's hardware survey shows the top monitor resolution for gamers is, you guessed it, 1920X1080. Now, I understand your point about this being a high end system capable of higher resolution but again, the results are relative, especially with high IQ settings.

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Just a question, why are most high end (pricey) systems these days not including better then onboard sound?  Has onboard sound come so far ahead as to make add in cards redundant?  I understand in this case there simply isn't room, but for damned near 3000.00 I want to know.  

Amazing pictures are wonderful, but my lifestyle demands the money goes many directions or I feel like its wasted.  I searched reviews but I can't seem to find a solid answer.  (Sorry for potentially thread jacking but the resolution discussion had already been answered.)

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All I have is 1080p screens here so far, so I'm glad to see it test that way. I like the graphic on the case too.

I prefer to build my own systems, but I like the updatability of this one.

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