iBuypower Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate: AMD Gaming PC

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Next, we ran the Chimera through SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench. The SiSoft suite offers as a range of diagnostic and system utilities, including several benchmarks. These tests are designed to test particular components, including the processor, memory, graphics card, and the computer's main storage device.

Synthetic Benchmarks

SiSoft SANDRA has a variety of tests that stress specific components or simulate certain tasks. We put the iBuypower Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate through the CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, and Physical Disks tests. SANDRA receives frequent updates, so if you use the benchmark, check to make sure you have the latest version. 

The Chimera produced reasonable memory and hard drive scores, thanks in part to the speedy SSD and high clocked memory. (The 7200 RPM storage drive scored a mere 157.73 when we tested it.) But its scores didn’t impress in SANDRA’s Arithmetic and Multimedia tests, when matched up again the Core i7 processors we’ve been seeing in many of our review systems.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance

Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance. We usually opt for the Main Processor Performance (CPU) test, which builds a still scene containing about 2,000 objects, for total polygon count above 300,000. We run the test twice: once with only one processor core enabled, the next time with all CPU cores blazing. Cinebench displays its results in points. 

The Chimera didn’t break any new ground in either Cinebench test. This is another weak spot in the Chimera’s benchmark run, thanks to the relatively low performance of its AMD CPU, versus Intel.

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parkerm35 one year ago

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.

Dave_HH one year ago

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.

Endersothergame one year ago

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.)

realneil one year ago

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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