Boston Venom 2500-0P Gaming PC Review

Introduction


Boston’s reputation is synonymous with producing some of the most reliable enterprise-grade PCs over the last 20 years and offers clients a huge array of component choices. The company’s ethos revolves around clean, quiet and professional PC solutions to fulfill the demanding technical requirements of high-end gamers who dabble in complex video-editing. The Venom series is designed to tackle advanced rendering, complex graphical computations and other multi-threaded workloads. Previously, we reviewed the Boston Venom 3401-7T and became mesmerized by the class-leading performance in every benchmark. Now, it’s time to assess the Venom 2500-0P which features an astonishing specification whilst opting for a surprisingly portable, mid-chassis form-factor.

The 2500-0P features an Intel i7 5960X Extreme-grade processor which is pre-overclocked to 4.1GHz via a 120mm CoolIt liquid cooling solution. This incredibly powerful CPU is accompanied by 32GB DDR4 2800MHz RAM and an extremely stable, Supermicro X99 motherboard. To leverage the 5960X’s compute power, Boston decided to utilize NVIDIA’s flagship, Titan X graphics card which contains 12GB GDDR5 memory. In terms of storage, the boot drive is an Intel 750 PCI-e SSD capable of breathtaking read and write speeds. Additionally, there is a basic RAID array with 3TB of mechanical data at your disposal. The system is powered by an EVGA 1000W 80+ power supply and has enough headroom to allow for multi-GPU setups. Overall, the 2500-0P is a technical masterpiece and able to cope with every imaginable task.

Specifications

  • Name: Boston Venom 2500-0P Gaming PC
  • Case: Supermicro CSE-GS5B-000R
  • Motherboard: Supermicro C7X99-OCE
  • Processor – Intel Core i7 5960X Extreme pre-overclocked from 3.0GHz to 4.1GHZ using 1.160V
  • Processor Cooler: CoolIt Systems CPU LCS, ECO III-120FB
  • System Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 32GB (4x8GB) PC4-22400, DDR4 2800MHz 1.25v CAS 15-16-16-35
  • Main Boot Drive: Intel 750 NVME 400GB IAC
  • Additional Storage Drive(s): Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB SATA
  • Graphics card: PNY NVIDIA GTX Titan X 12GB
  • Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G 1000W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply
  • Peripherals: Not Included
  • Monitor: Not Included
  • Optical DrivePioneer BDR-S09XLT 15X Interal Blu Ray Writer with SATA, OEM model.
  • Wireless: None
  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Price: £3275+VAT

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GPU-Z

Official Titan X Specifications Leaked, Launch Set in 24 Hours

VideoCards has just leaked the official specifications of NVIDIA’s GTX Titan X, having them match everything that has been leaked before.

As we all know, the Titan X houses the GM200 core, which is the successor of the GM204. One of the problems found in the GM204 was the lack of FP64 performance and if the GM200 is able to address that, we are looking at a worthy successor to the GK110-based original Titan chip.

There are two inconsistencies however, one linked to the other. The memory clock was thought to be 2000 MHz (8000 in total), however the table shows the memory is 1753 MHz. This in turn affects the memory bandwidth due to the fact that a 2000 MHz memory clock would have given the card a 384 GB/s output, but instead only 336 GB/s are outputted if the memory frequency turns out to be the one displayed in the table.

Thank you WCCF and VideoCards for providing us with this information