Origin PC Millennium Gaming Desktop Review: Custom Chassis, Blinding Speed
Origin PC Millennium: Cinebench & PCMark 8 Benchmarks
Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance. We ran the Main Processor Performance (CPU) test, which builds a still scene containing about 2,000 objects, for a total polygon count above the 300,000 mark. Here we're focusing strictly on software rendering on the CPU and it's heavily taxing on this one aspect of system performance, both with multi-threaded and single-threaded rendering.
We organize our graph in order of multi-threaded performance, and when having the benefit of tapping on all available cores and threads. Cinebench runs fastest on systems built around a high-end desktop (HEDT) CPU. The Millennium, with its overclocked Core i7-8700K, just isn't able to match a Threadripper 1950X, as found in Dell's Alienware Area-51, or the Core i9-7900X that Xidax shoved inside its X-8. That said, the multi-threaded score is strong in its own right.
In single-core performance, the Millennium leads the pack alongside Maingear's Vybe, which is also overclocked to 5GHz.
The same story unfolds in Cinebench R15, which we've only recently started collecting scores for. Origin PC's Millennium is the only system on our chart that is running a mainstream consumer chip, as opposed to an HEDT processor, and is disadvantaged in the number of physical cores and threads. So, it's not surprising that it's multi-threaded score trails behind those other systems.
If looking at single-core performance, however, the Millennium shoots to the top of the chart. The Millennium is about 10 percent faster than the closest competitor in Cinebench's single-threaded workload, and around 28 percent faster than the Alienware Area-51—woof!
PCMark 8 simulates the workloads computers face in several different settings, including home, office and content creation. 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 system's GPUs, CPU and storage subsystem combined.
Here we see the Millennium place much higher among high-end desktops. Its performance is unequaled in the Home Accelerated test, and second only to Maingear's Vybe in the Work Accelerated test, getting edged out by a hair.
PCMark 8 puts a strong emphasis on storage performance, we have found, and the 512GB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD installed gives the Millennium a strong base to work off of. It also has 16GB of DDR4-3000 of RAM to throw at productivity workloads, and of course a fast processor paired with dual GPUs.
Okay, enough with the work chores. Now let's look at graphics and gaming performance...