PCMark and 3DMark Tests
As you can see, our system edged out every other save for the (insane) Maingear SHIFT SS. The Digital Storm ODE system posted a strangely low score in this one, though, which helps to bump up the CyberPowerPC’s place. Note well, however, that unlike most of the top-performing systems here, the CyberPowerPC is one of the only ones without at least two graphics cards.
Regardless, the CyberPowerPC trailed them both, though by a slim margin. It didn’t come close to matching the score of 6654 posted by the Maingear system, however, although that’s not surprising.
There’s a notable lead pack in 3DMark Vantage, and it’s comprised of the Maingear SHIFT SS, Digital Storm ODE, and CyberPowerPC systems; from there, the field drops off. The delta between the Digital Storm and CyberPowerPC systems is rather small, which is impressive considering the former has a slightly better CPU and two graphics cards.
(Yes, it’s also worth noting that the Maingear SHIFT SS killed the other rigs by a longshot. We’re just going to stop talking about how that monstrous system took the top score again; frankly, it’s going to be tops in pretty much every benchmark for the foreseeable future. When it finally falls to some system that costs half as much, we’ll address it again. Cool? Cool.)
Although in 3DMark 11 our CyberPowerPC system again took third, there was a bit more distance between it and the Digital Storm ODE system and much less distance between it and the Digital Storm Enix rig. The results from all the systems actually form a nice curve.