PC Mark 8
The system performed rather well during common desktop tasks and provides more than enough power to please the average user. Unfortunately, we couldn’t compare it to the Vibox Defcon 3 Red which used a similar CPU due to a bizarre software bug.
Here we can see the equipped graphics card attains excellent scores especially when you take the price point into account. Please remember that each system is returned after review purposes and driver updates from NVIDIA improves the capabilities of a GPU over time. This helps to explain the variation between the GTX 970 results. Another aspect which contributes to the performance difference is core overclocks as higher priced models feature a larger boost from the factory.
Rather surprisingly, the performance in Heaven’s Basic setting was a little underwhelming and less than I anticipated. However, this benchmark revolves around a DirectX 9 layer, and you should really focus on the Extreme data instead. Thankfully, the GPU’s Extreme score reflected the system’s gaming prowess in a more accurate manner and is worthy of praise.