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Specs and Benchmarks

After installing the latest Windows updates, we put every system through its paces with several benchmark tests to give you an idea of how its processor, graphics card, hard drive and memory system perform under load. Many of the components found on these systems have been reviewed by us before. If you are looking for a straight performance comparison between processors or high-end graphics cards we suggest you check our standalone hardware reviews.

Puget Deluge Mini System Specs

Hardware:

  • Intel Core i7 875K (2.93GHz, 8MB L3 cache)
  • x2 2GB Kingston DDR3-1333 (4GB total)
  • Asus P7P55-M motherboard
  • Asus Radeon HD 5870 1GB V2
  • 1TB SATA 6Gb/s hard drive (Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM)
  • Corsair TX 650W power supply
  • Pioneer 22X DVD-RW
Software:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Maingear F131 System Specs

Hardware:

  • Intel Core i5 655K (4.5GHz overclock, 4MB L3 cache)
  • x2 2GB Crucial DDR3-1333 (4GB total)
  • Asus P7P55D-E Pro motherboard
  • 2x Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 in SLI (1536MB GDDR5 Total)
  • 1TB SATA 6Gb/s hard drive (Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM)
  • SilverStone Strider Plus 750W modular power supply
  • 24x dual layer DVD RW drive
Software:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Acer Predator

Hardware:

  • Intel Core i7 930 (2.8GHz, 8MB L3 cache)
  • x6 2GB Samsung DDR3-1333 (12GB total)
  • Acer motherboard with Intel X58 Express chipset
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 with 1280MB of memory
  • 1.5TB Western Digital 7200 RPM hard drive
  • FSP Group 750W power supply
  • 16x DVD RW optical drive
Software:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Benchmark Results

Puget Maingear Acer
3DMark 06 (higher is better)
3DMark Score 19476 3DMarks 23592 3DMarks 19024 3DMarks
CPU Score 5474 4763 5140
3DMark Vantage (higher is better)
3DMark Score P17776 P26349 P18003
GPU Score 17228 23502 14872
CPU Score 19649 41391 48871
Super PI Mod 1.5 (lower is better)
1M test 0m 11.981 sec 0m 9.516 sec 0m 13.588 sec
4M test 1m 00.092 sec 0m 52.509 sec 1m 09.092 sec
Sandra processor arithmetic (higher is better)
Agregate arithmetic performance 76.69 GOPS 55.78 GOPS 72.86 GOPS
Dhrystone iSSE4.2 92 GIPS 64.73 GIPS 84.22 GIPS
Whetstone iSSE3 61.34 GFLOPS 46.84 GFLOPS 61.5 GFLOPS
Sandra processor multimedia (higher is better)
Aggregate multimedia performance 152 MPixel/s 105.47 MPixel/s 139.23 MPixel/s
Multimedia Integer x16 iSSE4.1 174.36 MPixel/s 120.26 MPixel/s 159.67 MPixel/s
Multimedia Float x8 iSSE2 129.75 MPixel/s 90.68 MPixel/s 118.79 MPixel/s
Multimedia Double x4 iSSE2 70.46 MPixel/s 49.35 MPixel/s 64.58 MPixel/s
Sandra memory bandwidth (higher is better)
Aggregate Memory Performance 16.9 GB/s 13.76 GB/s 19 GB/s
Integer Buff'd iSSE2 Memory Bandwidth 16.9 GB/s 13.74 GB/s 19 GB/s
Float Buff'd iSSE2 Memory Bandwidth 16.9 GB/s 13.78 GB/s 19 GB/s
Sandra memory latency (lower is better)
Memory Latency 76 ns 103 ns 82 ns
Speed Factor 64.10 110.50 58.50
Sandra file systems
Drive Score (higher is better) 162 MB/s 110.44 MB/s 84 MB/s
Random Access Time (lower is better) 2.86 ms 6.54 ms 9.1 ms

Gaming Performance

Puget Maingear Acer
Mafia II (High graphics settings)
1920 x 1080, 16x AA/AF 55.1 fps 64.0 fps 47.3 fps
1920 x 1080, no AA/1xAF 80.8 fps 84.1 fps 73.0 fps
Crysis (Very high graphics settings)
1920 x 1080, 16x AA 35.3 fps 38.5 fps 22.9 fps
1920 x 1080, no AA 39 fps 47.1 fps 31.1 fps
Far Cry 2 (Highest graphics settings)
1920 x 1080, 8x AA 55 fps 88.9 fps 71.2 fps
1920 x 1080, no AA 90 fps 97.6 fps 96.9 fps