Origin PC Millennium Gaming Desktop Review: Custom Chassis, Blinding Speed

Origin PC Millennium: 3DMark, Heaven & Valley Benchmarks

Futuremark’s graphically intense 3DMark Fire Strike is designed specifically for gaming PCs. It has both Normal and Extreme modes: Normal runs at 1920x1080, while Extreme runs at 2560x1440 and is intended for high end gaming PCs.

Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike
Simulated Gaming Performance

The benchmark uses tessellation, ambient occlusion, volume illumination, and a high quality depth of field filter. We tested the Xidax X-8 on the Extreme preset. 

Origin PC Millennium 3DMark

Origin PC Millennium 3DMark FPS

Turning our attention to graphics performance, the Millennium wasted no time asserting its dominance. That's not surprising, since it wields two overclocked EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards and a 6-core/12-thread Intel processor running at 5GHz.

What's interesting is how much faster the Millennium performed in 3DMark compared to Xidax's X-8, which also ran this benchmark with GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards in the mix. This underscores that overclocking can pay dividends in some use cases.

Unigine Heaven and Valley
DirecX11 Gaming Performance

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.

Unigine Heaven
Unigine Heaven 4.0

Origin PC Millennium Heaven

Origin PC Millennium Heaven FPS

The Millennium also smoked previously reviewed gaming systems in Unigine's Heaven benchmark. It posted the fastest overall score, along with some chart-stretching framerates—it averaged 283 frames per second, and hit an eye-popping high FPS of over 523 FPS.

Origin PC Millennium Valley

It was more of the same in Valley, at least as it pertains to overall performance—the Millennium averaged nearly 183 fps, leaving Xidax's X-8 behind. Its peak framerate wasn't quite as high, but at 228 fps, who can complain?

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