Origin PC Millenium CPU Benchmarks
Let’s take a look at just how well the CPU itself performs. Being an i7-6700K, we already know that it’s fast. This is also suitably overclocked, so it should perform above the normal expectations. First we’ll take a look at the usual browser-based benchmarks, Google Octane and Mozilla Kraken, run on the latest version of Chrome (v50). These are a good look at what to expect from a system.
The scores are more than normal and certainly quite good. The cooling system is barely audible at this point, and it’s thermally stable all around. For our next trick, we’ll see how it performs in Cinebench R15, a standby for testing CPU performance. Being simply 8-threads, it should still perform quite well and especially so considering the OC’d frequency.
As expected, it performs perfectly well, exceeding expectations. During this test, the cooling system was still quite audibly silent, though louder than idle, of course. Next up is we’ll see how well it can encode a 1080P video using the X264 codec.
The results are quite good, and the OriginPC Millennium proves to be very fast and right where we think the results should be. The next benchmark is a special one that I think represents future workloads that many individuals and especially scientists will appreciate. I’ve used Microsoft’s CNTK deep neural network to test how fast this CPU can sample through and learn a series of convoluted images. This benchmark can be run by anyone, all you have to do is download the framework itself (it’s one of a few that works in Windows) and simply run the convoluted image sample included with the framework. It reports samples per second.
The result is absolutely phenomenal. During this, the temperature didn’t even break through 72-degrees Celsius. This is definitely a capable machine that doesn’t disappoint as a result of the chosen components.
Next we’ll see how well the two HDD’s used can transfer data. They made a good decision by including a large, very fast M.2 PCIe-based SSD as the main OS drive. It’s large enough, even, that you could conceivable use it for a smaller games library and generally all the applications you use on a daily basis. You only need the storage drive for cold-storage or for swapping over unused assets for any videos, games or anything else you may create with this beast.
As expected, the Samsung 950 Pro is indeed as quick as it should be here. It’s fast and full of vigor. Because they’re using the ASUS Maximus VIII Hero motherboard, ASUS’ RAM disk software is included, though with only 16GB, you can’t exactly make huge, practical use of it. If you do, though, anything cached in it will be read and written to the RAM disk at speeds exceeding 8GB/s at times. It’s astounding.
Now, just how fast does the RAM read in this system? We used Passmark’s memory test to determine how it reads and writes uncached data.
It’s very quick, as expected. It’s “only” 2666MHz RAM, and “only” 16GB, but it’s definitely quite fast and more than enough for any game. Unless you run into a future game that has memory utilization issues, this is enough.
But how does it play in games? Let’s found out.