Falcon Northwest Tiki: Haswell and Titan Team Up

SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench

Before we fired up the game demos, we ran the Tiki through SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench. 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 Falcon Northwest Tiki through the CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, and Physical Disks tests.

Here, those striped SSDs really come into play. The Tiki blew past other systems with the fastest drive read times by far. Putting two M500s into as PC isn’t cheap, and configuring them in RAID-0 means that your OS drive is dang fast. The playing field leveled out in the Arithmetic and Multimedia tests, but even here, the Tiki scored well.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance
Maxon Cinebench
 Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance.

The Falcon Northwest Tiki is the clear winner here, which isn’t too surprising, given the Core i7-4770K processor and the liquid cooler, which pulls heat to the radiator and exhausts it from the side of the system with a fan. The Tiki bested even the desktops in these benchmarks.

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