Compact, Powerful Punch: iBuyPower Revolt Game PC - HotHardware

Compact, Powerful Punch: iBuyPower Revolt Game PC

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We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, Physical Disks).

Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA
Synthetic Benchmarks



The iBuypower Revolt demolished the competition in the Processor Arithmetic test, while it bested the field in the Multimedia test, but by a smaller margin.



Up to now the Revolt has been impressive in our benchmarks, but this is just ridiculous. It ruined our lovely chart by posting a comparatively insane score of 511.75, which is what you get from a system that has a high performing SSD.

The Memory score, on the other hand, is as dismal as the Physical Disks score is brilliant. That lone 8GB DIMM in a single-channel configuration just isn’t hacking it against our other systems, although if you’re going to skimp on anything in a system like this one, the memory is probably the safest place to do it--the fact that doubling the installed RAM and running in dual-channel mode would have cost next to nothing notwithstanding.

Cinebench R11.5 64bit
Content Creation Performance

Maxon's Cinebench R11.5 benchmark is based on Maxon's Cinema 4D software used for 3D content creation chores and tests both the CPU and GPU in separate benchmark runs. On the CPU side, Cinebench renders a photorealistic 3D scene by tapping into up to 64 processing threads (CPU) to process more than 300,000 total polygons, while the GPU benchmark measures graphics performance by manipulating nearly 1 million polygons and huge amounts of textures.



There’s nothing too exciting to see in Cinebench; the Revolt’s Ivy Bridge processor performed solidly in multi-threaded test, and it did well in the single-threaded test, although the overclocked Bolt system (also running an Ivy Bridge chip) did slightly better.
 

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Sit ja Hammer aus (y)

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That's neat. I have one gaudy tower and one itx rig.

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It's too bad that its internals seem a bit messy, but overall, I really like this tower. It's flashy, but still stylish. Great review, Seth. Do they all come with a Hot Hardware sticker on the back? :D

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Gosh, I remember the days when a system like this would have cost you $2500+.  This is a great option for people with a little extra cash who want to get into real PC gaming.  

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