iBuypower Revolt 2 Review: A Powerful, Portable Gaming Desktop
PCMark 8 and Cinebench
Gaming is the Revolt 2’s reason for being, but we put it through a couple standard tests first to see how it stacks up in terms of general performance.
PCMark 8 simulates the workloads computers face in several different settings, including home and office use. The benchmark also has a test that simulates a creative professional’s usage, as well as battery and storage tests. We ran the tests with OpenCL acceleration enabled to leverage the power of the CPU and GPU.
The Revolt handled PCMark 8 with ease, posting the best scores we’ve seen from similar systems. It towered over the similarly-configured Digital Storm Bolt 3 in this test, but that system had a rough time with PCMark 8. We expected the two systems to be close competitors in the following tests.
Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance. We run the Main Processor Performance (CPU) test, which builds a still scene containing about 2,000 objects, for a total polygon count above 300,000.
The Revolt 2 ended up near the middle of the pack in this test. Its single-threaded score was strong thanks to the 6700K's relatively high clocks, but it couldn't keep up with the higher-end CPUs with more cores.