Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube: 3DMark, Heaven And Valley
The next test we chose was Futuremark’s graphically intense 3DMark Fire Strike. This benchmark is designed specifically for gaming PCs and has both Normal and Extreme modes. Normal runs at 1920x1080 while Extreme runs at 2560x1440. We used the extreme preset on this system.
The Extreme version of the Fire Strike test is grueling, but the Y710 Cube rolled in with a respectable 7941 overall score. Its Graphics score of 8662 is also solid, though its frame rate of 44.73fps in the Combined Test isn't much higher than that of the Digital Storm Bolt 3.
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.
The Y710 Cube took well to both Heaven and Valley. It produced an average framerate of 107.1 fps in Heaven and 105.7 fps in Valley.