Application and Futuremark Performance

Given this is the fastest i7-2600K we've tested, one of the fastest graphics configurations on the market, and one of the fastest SSDs available, it's not unreasonable to expect the Enix we have on hand will top every one of our performance tests.

Apart from a minor hiccup in the first pass of our x264 encoding suite (close to being within the margin of error), the Enix shows up pretty much everywhere you'd expect it to be: the top of each chart. 3DMark should be no less kind.

Yeah, it's more or less a bloodbath. The Enix's massive overclock and SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580s take on all comers. But you already knew this was going to be the fastest machine we've yet tested, so the next page chock full of gaming benchmarks should be purely academic, right?

Introducing the DigitalStorm Enix Gaming Performance
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  • Abix - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Noise results? Reply
  • crimson117 - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Is a genius. Reply
  • demonbug - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Heh, I just watched that with my son the other day... great article title. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Still looks like a trash can... now with a red lid! Reply
  • zero2dash - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    And a bad spraypaint job to boot! o.O

    Granted I'm not a modder extraordinaire, but that paint job is really bad; you can see splotches all over the place on the black. They either rushed it or they didn't do even coats.
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  • TIGGAH - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    I think those splotches are finger/hand prints. I have the silver version and my daughter pawed it over with her grubby hands and I had to scrub it to get the metal to look even again. Reply
  • DigitalStorm - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    @zero2dash.

    The black is actually just finger prints on the metal surface of the chassis. We only had the red trim pieces painted. I hope that clears it up. =]

    Warm Regards,
    Harjit
    Digital Storm
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  • Omid.M - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Because of that awesome title. Reply
  • xxtypersxx - Friday, May 13, 2011 - link

    Great Review.

    This system is very similar component wise to the 2600k/P8P67M-PRO system I built at launch except that I am running 2 gtx 470's. I can confirm the issues they describe with voltage stability, in order to ensure vcore never dropped below 1.39v while folding at 4.7ghz (it will blue screen if it does) I had to use a +.135v offset which would shoot the cpu-z voltage up to 1.48v if it was at full speed without a load. However, just a couple days ago I upgraded to a leaked 0708 bios dated early may (found it in a forum thread, google brings it right up) and the LLC is now rock solid. I only get a one increment warble now and it actually brings the board on part with the good full atx overclockers. While I don't expect you to upgrade to unofficially released bios versions for your review, I do recommend this for anyone running one of these boards.

    Still, seeing a boutique comfortable warrantying those sort of voltages makes me feel better about pushing mine a bit more...
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  • DigitalStorm - Friday, May 13, 2011 - link

    That's awesome news. I'll share this with our team and hopefully Asus will publish an official BIOS update that will help achieve a stable overclock at lower offset settings.

    Cheers,
    Harjit
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