iBuypower Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate: AMD Gaming PC

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SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench

Next, we ran the Chimera 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. 

The Chimera produced reasonable memory and hard drive scores, thanks in part to the speedy SSD and high clocked memory. (The 7200 RPM storage drive scored a mere 157.73 when we tested it.) But its scores didn’t impress in SANDRA’s Arithmetic and Multimedia tests, when matched up again the Core i7 processors we’ve been seeing in many of our review systems.

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 Chimera didn’t break any new ground in either Cinebench test. This is another weak spot in the Chimera’s benchmark run, thanks to the relatively low performance of its AMD CPU, versus Intel.

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