PC Mark 8
The system breezed through common desktop tasks which emphasizes the capabilities of Intel’s i5-6600K. Furthermore, it was within touching distance of an i7-6700K and GTX 980 Ti powered machine which in itself is impressive.
In 3D benchmarks, the results were within the predicted range but fell behind other GTX 970 systems. Realistically, this was probably due to the graphics card’s slightly lower default boost clock.
The data corresponds with 3DMark and shows the gap to other GTX 970-based systems. Despite this, it shouldn’t be a cause for concern and only signifies the small difference between various vendors of the same GPU. On another note, the lack of hyperthreading could be the root cause of this discrepancy.