CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780 SFF Gaming PC Review

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SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench

First up, we ran the Zeus Mini 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.

Although it by no means posted the best scores in the processor tests, the Zeus Mini-I 780 hit appropriate marks for the CPU/GPU combo it has inside. Among other similarly-spec’d systems, the Zeus Mini did respectably, as well.

The 16GB of RAM and speedy SSD pull their weight in the Memory Bandwidth and Physical Disks tests as the Zeus Mini held its own against the competition.

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 Zeus Mini posted scores a bit below much of the field, but note that some of the similarly-appointed systems come equipped with factory overclocks, whereas our system’s Intel Core i7-4770K runs at stock speeds.

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