Overclockers UK Evolution Envy Mini Gaming PC Review

Gaming Performance

Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto V’s graphically diverse open-world-environment is a good indicator of a system’s gaming capabilities. The Evolution Envy Mini swept through the game at 1920×1080 and consistently attained over 60 frames-per-second during our extensive 2560×1440 testing procedure. This creates a silky smooth and visual exhilarating experience.

Metro Last Light

Despite its age, Metro Last Light is a taxing game and able to bring low-specification systems into single figures at high resolutions. Thankfully, this doesn’t apply to the Evolution Envy Mini which surpassed 85 frames-per-second at 1920×1080 and fell just short of 60 during 1440p testing. Although, this is still perfectly playable and only occasionally drops below 50.

Tomb Raider

In a strange turn of events, the Evolution Envy Mini outperformed a GTX 980-powered system by a significant margin at 1920×1080. Furthermore, the system managed to exceed 83 frames-per-second at 2560×1440 which is nothing short of remarkable. Tomb Raider is optimized extremely well and the GTX 970 encounters no stutter, hitching or major frame drops.

Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite is an absolutely breathtaking atmospheric shooter and looks sublime at 1920×1080 and 2560×1440. Once again, the Evolution Envy Mini provides more than enough graphical grunt to play at a smooth framerate on the Ultra preset. It’s actually quite surprising how capable the GTX 970 is as a gaming card given its very respectable price.