Application and Futuremark Performance

Given the massive 4.75GHz overclock on the Intel Core i7-3820, the SF-2200-based SSDs in RAID 0, and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, it's probably reasonable to assume our Futuremark testing is going to skew heavily in the V3 Avenger's favor. Keep in mind that these are synthetics, however, and PCMark has a habit of substantially inflating scores on fast storage subsystems.

Futuremark PCMark 7

Futuremark PCMark Vantage

Interestingly, the combined read speeds of the two Corsair Force GT SSDs don't give the V3 Avenger as big of an edge as we'd expect. It seems as though you're still better off running a single large SSD rather than striping two together, which is for the most part in line with what I expected.

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R10

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R10

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R11.5

Video Encoding - x264

Video Encoding - x264

Perhaps more interestingly, the beefy i7-3820 has trouble competing with similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors, and even Intel's first generation hex-cores continue to walk away from the quads in benchmarks that can take advantage of the extra threads.

Futuremark 3DMark 11

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage

Futuremark 3DMark06

The situation gets a bit rosier in the 3DMarks, where the GeForce GTX 680 can stretch its legs. It only falls behind systems with more than one GPU, as it should.

Introducing the V3 Gaming PC Avenger Gaming Performance
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  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, December 30, 2012 - link


    Man I am sick of the crybabies. 10% price increase over lowest possible to be found newegg dirt bottom, and you're all going bonkers - all 3 pages of you.

    What a bunch of unrealistic FRUITCAKES.

    I also had to laugh at the SSD raid 0 crybabies. Instead of 2x60 raided, they wanted 120 singles. ROFL - another stupid is as stupid does....

    What you really want is 2x120 raid 0 or 2x180 raid 0.

    120G isn't enough for the bulk of your games, 240 is a lot more reasonable - you'll be able to get most of your games you need on the speed, and 360 is better.

    Further, the 1T secondary is weak for size.

    The GTX680 is good, but a few whined for the GTX670 - this isn't a penny pincher - if you're going to get something, for pete sakes, take the top on ONE item.
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