Cybertron CLX Ra System Review: A Luxury Dual GTX 1080 Killer Gaming Rig

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Cybertron CLX Ra: 3DMark, Heaven & Valley

Futuremark’s graphically intense 3DMark Fire Strike is designed specifically for gaming PCs. It has both Normal and Extreme modes: Normal runs at 1920x1080, while Extreme runs at 2560x1440 and is intended for high end gaming PCs.

Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike
Simulated Gaming Performance

The benchmark uses tessellation, ambient occlusion, volume illumination, and a high quality depth of field filter. We tested the Cybertron CLX Ra on the Extreme preset. 

Cybertron CLX Ra 3DMark FireStrike Extreme

Cybertron CLX Ra 3DMark FireStrike Extreme FPS

Underscoring just how powerful NVIDIA's Pascal GPU architecture is, the Cybertron CXL Ra system with two GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards was able to push past Maingear's Rush system with three previous generation GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards. These aren't even Ti variants of the GTX 1080, which have yet to be announced.

Unigine Heaven and Valley
DirecX11 Gaming Performance

Unigine's Heaven 4.0 is a GPU-intensive benchmark that hammers graphics cards to the limits. It features hardware tessellation with DirectX 11 and focuses solely on the GPU with real-time global illumination, screen space ambient occlusion, volumetric clouds, and adjustable settings. Valley offers a similar evaluation, and like Heaven it can be used both as a benchmark and a stress testing tool.

Unigine Heaven
Unigine Heaven 4.0

Cybertron CLX Ra Unigine Heaven 4.0 Score

Cybertron CLX Ra Unigine Heaven 4.0 FPS

The Cybertron CLX Ra dominates the field of competition in Unigine's Heaven 4.0 benchmark. We don't have figures for Maingear's Rush here, the only system that managed to be in the same ballpark as the Ra in graphics and gaming, but compared to other high-end desktops we've tested the Ra is clearly in a league of its own.

Cybertron CLX Ra Valley 1.0

The margin of victory in Valley isn't quite as big as we saw in Heaven. A look around the web shows we're not the only one to observe less-than-expected performance in Valley with a GeForce GTX 1080, and two of them at that. This is not reflective of Cybertron, but rather the benchmark. In any event, the CLX Ra still took the top spot.


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