CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780 SFF Gaming PC Review

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PCMark and 3DMark Tests

Futuremark is one of the best-known benchmark providers around. We use the PCMark line to give us a sense of a computer’s overall capabilities and we’ve found the 3DMark line to be a good indicator of gaming performance. The new 3DMark FireStrike test is designed to challenge even high-end systems like the CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini.

Futuremark PCMark 7 & 8
Simulated Application Performance

PCMark 7 runs through the types of tasks your PC is likely to encounter during ordinary home and office use. It tests the system’s graphics capabilities as well, but it isn’t mean to test the limits of high-end, discrete graphics card. Look at the two PCMark benchmarks as an indicator of a system’s general usage performance.

All things considered, the Zeus Mini posted a great score in PCMark 7. All of the systems that scored higher are equipped with beefier GPU setups with the exception of the Digital Storm VIRTUE, which has a factory-overclocked CPU.

Futuremark 3DMark 11
Simulated Gaming Performance

Although Futuremark’s 3DMark 11 has been around for several years, it still provides a good look at a system’s gaming capabilities. It's also handy tool for benchmarking machines that still run Windows 7. We ran this benchmark on the Performance preset, at 1280 x 720 resolution. If you download the free version of this benchmark, make sure you're using the Performance preset to avoid comparing scores that were run with different test configurations.

Although the Zeus Mini technically landed towards the bottom of the pack, it’s worth noting that its score keeps it within range of the whole middle of the field. Two of the systems that blew it out of the water came packing dual GPU setups.

Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike
Simulated Gaming Performance
The next test we chose was Futuremark’s newest: 3DMark Fire Strike/ Fire Strike is designed specifically for high-end gaming PCs like the Zeus Mini. Because Extreme mode is geared towards systems that have multiple graphics cards in CrossFire or SLI configurations, we opted for Normal mode, which runs at 1920 x 1080.

Overall, our system performed solidly in the 3DMark FireStrike and Graphics scores. You could argue that it did exceptionally well in the spate of subtests, as none of the other systems really blew it away with just a couple of exceptions.

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