PC Specialist Vortex 440 System Review

by - 5 years ago


Gaming Peformance

Bioshock Infinite


BioShock Infinite is the third and last game in the BioShock series. It is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. BioShock Infinite supports dynamic shadows, post-processing, light shafts, ambient occlusion, object level of detail, Diffusion Depth of Detail, FOV adjustment controls and other advanced DirectX 11 features.


Moving from synthetic GPU tests into the real-world we find the frame rates are stupidly high: over 170 FPS at 1080p with maximum settings! With some basic mathematical inference we can predict a 4K framerate of around 43 using the same settings.

Metro Last Light


Metro: Last Light (formerly Metro 2034) is a first-person shooter and horror video game developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was released in May 2013. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and features a mixture of action-oriented and stealth gameplay. Metro: Last Light features technology which boasts new lighting effects and improved physics claimed to set a new graphical benchmark on the PC and consoles.


Metro Last Light taxes the GPU more than any other games on the market but we still see a hefty 105 FPS at 1080p. At 4K we should expect to see around 25 FPS.

Tomb Raider


In Tomb Raider, the player is confronted with a much younger Lara Croft who is shipwrecked and finds herself stranded on a mysterious island rife with danger, both natural and human. Tomb Raider is a demanding game offering up ultra quality textures, full DirectX 11 support, SSAA, FXAA, MSAA and AMD TressFX technology.


Tomb Raider is another game that current flagship GPUs tear through: 158 FPS is another to take advantage of high refresh rate 144Hz gaming monitors, especially one’s using G-Sync. At 4K I expect you’d see around 40 FPS using the same settings.

Article Index

  1. Introduction and A Closer Look
  2. Test Procedure
  3. Total System Performance
  4. GPU Performance
  5. Gaming Peformance
  6. CPU Performance
  7. Memory Performance
  8. Storage and USB Performance
  9. Networking Performance
  10. Noise, Power Consumption and Temperatures
  11. Final Thoughts
  12. View All

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1 Comment on PC Specialist Vortex 440 System Review

  • Wayne says:

    A decent price for what you get, it’s about the same as I’d charge a customer for a build of similar spec.

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