Acer Predator Orion 9000 – 1080 Ti SLI + 18 Cores
I'Ve got an 18 core CPU and 2 Nvidia 1080 T is an SLI, so let's see what it can do. There'S some pretty crazy hardware in the system, so let's stop there. While it's available with the six core i7 8700 K, CPU in mine, I've got an 18 core, I 979 ATX II and it can also be overclocked to for better performance as we'll see later on. The 8700 K model has 4 memory slots with support for up to 64 gig in dual channel, while my I 9 model has 8 memory slots with support for up to 128 gig in quad channel. Although my model has 8 sticks of 8 gig memory, so 64 gig total in this system – and this is running at ddr4 2666 – the graphics are also pretty insane. I'Ve got 2 Nvidia 1080 T is running an SLI and we'll see how these perform later. In the gaming benchmarks for storage, there are 2 I'm done 2 slots. I'Ve got 2 256 gig PCIe nvme SSDs in a raid 0 array and a 1 terabyte hard drive for network connectivity, there's a Gigabit Ethernet port 8 or 2.11 AC Wi Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. The whole system is listed as weighing 42 pounds, so around 19 kilos, pretty crazy, it's, so large and heavy that it's got two handles on the top to help you move it around and it even has wheels on the back of the case so that you can Just lift the front handle and will it around the case is black and silver with the carbon fiber texture in some places.
Overall, I thought it looks pretty nice for a prebuilt gaming system. It also came with matching ASA predator gaming mouse and keyboard, which worked pretty well. The front is covered in a metal mesh to allow air flow in with the two 120 millimeter fans and there's, a plastic headphone stand built into the front. Above this, you can pull down one of the panels to reveal the DVD drive toward the top there's, the predator logo and the power button, which lights up on top there's a turbo button more on this soon, as well as three USB 3.1 gen2 on type a Ports, a type C port and three point: five millimeter headphone in mic, jacks on the top there's air vents with two more 120 millimeter fans which are used by the CPU cooler to exhaust air and, of course, the aforementioned handles on the back, starting with the rear Ir from the top down, there are two USB 2.0 type: a ports, ps2 port, CMOS, clear button, spdif felt Gigabit, Ethernet, five, more USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a ports, a second type C port and six 3.5 millimeter audio connectors and next to the IR is the Rear exhaust and fifth and final 120 millimeter fan on the back of the 1080 T eyes. Each card has three DisplayPort outputs, with one HDMI port available and down the bottom there's. The power supply with the previously mentioned wheels underneath the case there's, just some large rubber feet to prevent movement.
Although with this much weight, that's not really a concern on the right panel there's, the predator logo – and this is removed by unscrewing the screws and pulling the handle inside there's, our single one, terabyte hard drive installed, but the to mount support up to two 3.5 inch Drives and four 2.5 inch drives can be mounted in the racks to the left of this what's. The front of the case. The left panel is opened in the same way and also features the predator logo, but also a window, so you can see inside, but there's. Also, a metal grill behind which blocks some of the view, taking a look inside there's, a cooler master 240 millimeter all in one liquid cooler to keep the CPU cool. The fans are above the radiator and pull air out of the case and we'll see how well this keeps the 18 core chip cool soon down the bottom there's a plastic shroud for the power supplier, which can be removed, revealing the 1000 watt 80 plus gold power Supply which pulls air in from the bottom of the case, the 210 atti graphics cards have blower, stop coolers, so air is pulled in from the fanned and exhausted out the back, and the sli bridge features a lip print of the logo. Although the color of this can't be customized like the rest of the lighting behind the graphics cards, are three MDOT two slots: two for storage, with a raid 0 array and one for the Wi Fi card, as you've probably noticed.
The case has RGB lighting and this can be controlled through aces, predators and software. There are three separate zones that can be controlled individually, there's the front zone, a strip above the left panel and a bunch of lights on the motherboard 28 that I can count above and below the memory slots below the CPU socket and below each PCIe slot. You can set these to any static color. That effects are limited to breathing a wave, otherwise there's, not much else going on the two fans at the front. Bring air in and this plastic shroud allows some of this air to go behind the motherboard as the next 299 motherboard. It also supports overclocking and presumably under X, 299 CPUs as well, although with the 79 80 X II, there's not really an upgrade path, as I believe that's. The best currently available for the socket, and I presume the 80 700 K model would come with the said. 370 motherboard to support overclocking to the motherboard I've got here actually has two spare PCIe slots, so I think it would support two more graphics cards. If you really wanted a sir's printer sent, software gives you the option of overclocking the CPU quite easily by selecting the faster or turbo profile. These are the clock speeds that will be in use with each profile. The speed varies based on the amount of active CPU cores and use, for example, with the turbo profile in use in a single core workload.
The boost speed will get to 4.8 it's up from 4.4 gigahertz at stock, but if all 18 cores are in use, we can expect 3.8 gigahertz clock speeds up from the 3.4 gigahertz or call stock speed. This is where the big turbo button on the front of the case comes in to basically, you can press the turbo button and it will light up and enable turbo mode. Likewise, if you enable turbo mode through the software in Windows, it will also like the button up to let you know it's enabled in general. I found it to boost performance quite well, but I did have some occasional instability issues with the turbo profile on, while under heavy load, but overclocking will vary between CPUs. Here are some Cinebench cpu benchmarks. To give you an idea of how they CPU overclocking profiles affect performance. The 18 core CPU was giving us very impressive results in this test and we're. Seeing nice improvements using the faster and turbo profiles, there was no easy built in way to overclock the graphics. So I just manually downloaded and installed MSI Afterburner, for that, with all of that in mind, let's take a look at some gaming benchmarks. I'Ve run these with both the CPU and g use overclocked as I'm, assuming, if you're buying a system with this high end hardware, you're, probably going to be doing that to get the most out of it. The CPU was overclocked by just using the turbo profile, while the graphics were overclocked to these speeds with afterburner, although I probably could have gone further as this is a fairly powerful system.
I'Ve also tested with 4k 1440p II and 1080p resolutions, pub G was tested using the replay feature and we're. Seeing really nice results for this game, regardless of setting level even above 100 FPS at Ultra moving up to 1440p. That was a bit of a drop off in frame rates, but overall the results are still quite nice. You could play the game pretty well with a higher refresh rate panel with lower settings. 4K definitely did look nice, but I probably wouldn't want to play at anything. Above very low, as this game really benefits more from a higher framerate. In my opinion, Far Cry 5 was tested with the built in bench mark and at 1080p were almost averaging 100 FPS at Ultra settings. In this test, pretty impressive have 1440p. There was almost no change in this test at the highest setting levels, more of a noticeable difference at the lower settings and then at 4k the frame rates dropped quite a bit, but realistically still quite good above 60fps at Ultra Assassin's Creed origins was also tested with The built in benchmark and the results are pretty nice at 1080p 480 fps at Ultra settings at 1440p. There wasn't much of a difference at the lowest setting levels, but the results of higher levels are still pretty. Good. 4K is pretty rough, but the frame rates are still quite decent, as this is a pretty demanding test. Ghost Recon is another resource, intensive game and was again tested with the built in benchmark the average frame rates at 1080p of really nice.
Although at highest settings there were lots of dips in performance, as shown by the one percent lows, stepping up to 1440p were still able to average above 60 FPS ultra settings. Although the one percent lows here at all, setting levels are a fair bit below the averages. 4K is extremely resource intensive here you definitely want to play at lower settings if you've got your heart set on running a 4k Rainbow. Six siege was also tested with the built in benchmark, and the frame rates at 1080p are pretty insane, regardless of setting level. Even a 1440p, the results are still nice. If you've got a high refresh rate 1440p monitor than with this hardware, it should be easy in comparison. The 4k results drop down quite a bit with very large dips shown by the 1 lows. You definitely want to look at lower settings here. What jokes do you played extremely well at 1080p, with all setting levels? Absolutely no problems at all here. At 1440p, the average frame rates are fairly high, higher at lower settings, in fact, which was a little strange. Otherwise, at higher settings there was a bit of stuttering, not sure if that was due to SL either at 4k there was still some stuttering at high settings again, I suspect the SLI ad but it's quite a resource, intensive game, no problems playing at the low levels Learn now let's check out some benchmarking tools: we'll start with the Unigine benchmarks, I've tested heaven and valley at 1080p, 1440p and 4k resolutions, as well as super position with the 1080p 4k and 8k tests.
I'Ve also tested 3d mocks biomark times pi and Phi strike, and for the first time, I've also tested firestrike extreme and ultra as we've got some serious hardware here and we're. Getting really impressive results in all tests. As expected, the 210 80s in sli are giving us excellent performance. This setup pretty much laughs at 4k gaming, but keep in mind that the performance of SLI will vary depending on the game and how well the developers have implemented. Multi GPU support some games like csgo, for instance, which is blue screen with sli enabled and couldn't be run, while others may not see much of an improvement compared to another game. With better support during testing, I did notice a little coil one from the graphics cards. Although once the fans spin up it's less noticeable – and this will vary between components anyway, these are the system, temperatures in various workloads, while testing in a room with an ambient temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, even while under stress test, which was done by running a 264 And the heaven benchmark to try and utilize, both the processor and graphics all while gaming at 4k they're perfectly acceptable. To be honest, I was expecting worse CPU temperatures as we're dealing with 18 cores here, but as we can see, it was perfectly fine, no thermal throttling and we were getting full multi core performance it's. Also worth noting that GPU 1 is one up the top with its fan covered by the back of GPU to below it, which is why the temperature of GPU one is high off.
But we can improve the temperatures quite a bit by manually, boosting the fan speed. But this does get quite loud, as for overall system volume only have a listen to some of these tests. I thought it sounded alright, while gaming a little more fan noise at idle than I expected, and it gets quite loud if you manually max out the fans, but it never got too high just with the fans on order. I didn't test overclocking in my temperature testing. As the stress test would cause the PC to shut off it, wasn't a blue screen or a system crash, so I don't think it was due to a batter of a clock. My guess is that there wasn't enough power under such an intense worst case workload as it would instantly reset. As soon as I tried to smash both 1080 T eyes and all 18 CPU calls, while overclocked I did a rough calculation and with overclock supplied. The estimation is a fair bit over 1000 watts, I've, measured the power drawer at idle and then under CPU and GPU stress tests, running at stock speeds and while overclocked I've said in the past, but I suspect my power meter, isn't accurate. So take these results with a grain of salt, especially when, considering that we're dealing with a 1000 watt power supply and crystal disk mark, the 256 gig raid 0 array is getting fairly decent results. Considering the right speeds, if the individual drives are about 540 megabytes per.
Second, we're, basically doubling performance, although if a single drive in the array fails, all data will be lost. Finally, here are the speeds for the one terabyte 7200 rpm hard drive fairly average results for a hard drive. You can find up to date, pricing using the links in the description at the time of recording according to Asus website. The lowest expect model of the array. 9000 starts at two thousand two hundred and eighty nine US dollars, but that's the more affordable, 8700 K version. The I 979 ad XC model with 210 ATT is an SLI that I've got here is listed at eight thousand US dollars, although that's with double the RAM and disk space that I had in mind and it's around seven thousand three hundred US dollars on Amazon it's. Quite an expensive machine and you could of course build your own similarly SPECT PC for less money, but that's generally, not the market. These types of pre built machines are aimed towards in the case of the around 9000. In this configuration, I can only imagine that it would be for someone who has serious cash to burn and what's an amazing gaming machine and workstation. That can do it all straight out of the box. Realistically, if your focus is on game, you'll probably be just fine with the 8700 k model as that's still a great cpu for gaming I'd only be looking at the i9 79 80 XE churn here.
If you really need the extra CPU cores and are off to more of a workstation, for instance, if you're serious about video editing or run a lot of virtual machines, in addition to gaming there's a bit of upgrade ability here, it can take plenty of memory and A fair bit of storage, there are spare PCIe slots and four spare SATA connectors with six in total. The only thing you might be limited by it would be the CPU socket of the motherboard as Intel have a habit of changing the sockets pretty much every new generation, although I think the 8700 K or 79 80 XE II should be able to last you for Quite a while, so what did you guys think of aces printed or ryan 9000 gaming, pc it's, not quite over 9000, but i think i can let that slide with such a beast of a machine. This is by far the highest spec system, i've ever tested, and it was seriously impressive in every test i throw at it, which you'd expect based on the price. It is quite large there so make sure you've got enough space for it. It doesn't get too loud unless you start manually, boosting the fans and the cooling seems sufficient. Otherwise, the only issue I personally had was, while fully using both graphics cards and all 18 CPU cores under stress test with overclock supplied, which would cause the system to reboot. So the 1000 watt power supply it may not be enough to handle full load while overclocked no issues while using it just for gaming there or while at stock speeds and under the same stress tests.
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