Even though the GTX 1080 inside is fully capable of playing at 4K in some games at acceptable frame rates, we’ve compiled a long list of games that we tested at 1080P as it still happens to be the most common resolution used by gamers.
As a whole it’s quite capable. Keep in mind these results will be very similar to any 6700K and single NVIDIA GTX 1080 combination. As a gaming machine, you won’t be disappointed as it performs exactly as expected.
Despite the wee single-fan cooler, the Y900 Razer Edition does keep actually cool enough. Compared to an AIO or a custom water-cooling solution you might find in other builders repertoire it isn’t nearly as cool running, but it gets the job done while being light weight and not interfering with RAM or anything else.
The cooler is a strange addition given the intended audience. The inclusion of an easy overclocking utility, and advertising that encourages such activity, should have had a much larger cooler. Perhaps. But though the temperatures are kept well within tolerances even while it’s overclocked to reasonable levels, the sound is not kept reasonable. You first get a taste of that at startup when the BIOS ramps the RPM. It’s loud. VERY LOUD. Screaming at you that it’s keeping things cool even if your ears would rather not know it’s there.
At normal levels, it’s perfectly fine, though definitely noticeable in normal scenarios and a bit more so whilst gaming. Turn the frequencies up? Then it gets more persistent and quite annoying. Other manufacturers are going for more amenable AIO coolers while Lenovo has decided to pull inspiration from their server expertise here. It works, keeps it cool enough, but just in a way that you definitely notice.