Digital Storm Vanquish II (Level 4) Gaming PC Review

SiSoft SANDRA & Cinebench

Next, we ran the Digital Storm Vanquish II 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 system 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.

The Arithmetic score isn’t very good--that’s a Core i5 pitted against multiple generations of Core i7s for you--and the Multimedia score wasn’t much to celebrate, either. However, you can see that the Vanquish II’s solid SSD and memory configuration did much better compared to even very high-end rigs.

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.

Again, in Cinebench we see how the Core i5 struggles against even older Core i7s. The single-core result wasn’t that far off, but it just doesn’t compare with these other systems in the multi-threaded test. 

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