Maingear EPIC RUSH With Radeon R9 290X Crossfire

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SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench

Next, we ran the EPIC Rush 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.

Not surprisingly, the Maingear EPIC RUSH produced the strongest score in the Multimedia test we’ve seen so far. In fact, all of the scores in these tests were strong – particularly the storage score, which showed off the speed of that RAID-0 SSD configuration.

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.

Cinebench gave us a chance to compare the performance of the Core i7-4770K in the EPIC RUSH against identical processors in competing systems. It handled the test well, providing slightly better scores of 2.1 in the single-threaded test and 10.31 in the multi-threaded test.

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