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Fierce PC Blackfire Hammerhead (R5 1500X/RX 580) System Review

First of all, it is worth mentioning that the Blackfire Hammerhead ships with 421GB of free SSD space, while the SSHD has the full 1.81TB of free space.


The Ryzen 5 1500X processor is a new quad-core chip that also supports SMT for a total of 8 threads. You can read out full review of it over HERE. Fierce PC has overclocked this particular chip to 3.8GHz using 1.35 vcore.

The Sapphire Pulse RX 580 is the 8GB model, and its core is also factory-overclocked to 1366MHz boost. We will have a stand-alone review of this card published soon.

Comparison systems

Dell Inspiron 15 7559

  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • Nvidia GTX 960M
  • 16GB Dual-Channel 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

ECS LIVA X

  • Intel Bay Trail-M Celeron N2808 SoC
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3L RAM
  • 64GB eMMc storage

ECS LIVA X2

  • Intel Braswell N3050 SoC
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • 32GB eMMC storage

PCSpecialist Lafité

  • Intel Core i3 i3-5010U
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • 8GB Kingston SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)
  • 240GB Kingston V300 SSD

Dell Latitude 13 7370

  • Intel Core™ m5-6Y57
  • Intel HD Graphics 515
  • 8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Drive M2 2280 PCIe

UK Gaming Computers Styx

  • Intel Core i5-6500
  • Asus Turbo GTX 960
  • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

ASUS ROG GX700

  • Intel Core i7-6820HK
  • Nvidia GTX 980 (desktop)
  • 32GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
  • 2x 256GB Samsung SM951 PCIe SSDs in RAID0

DinoPC Primal GT0

  • AMD FX-8320
  • AMD RX-480
  • 16GB DDR3 2133MHz RAM
  • 240GB Adata Premier SP550

PCSpecialist Defiance III 17.3

  • Intel i7-6700HQ
  • Nvidia GTX 1060
  • 16GB HyperX DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • 512GB SanDisk X400 M.2 SATA SSD

Gigabyte BRIX Gaming UHD

  • Intel i7-6700HQ
  • Nvidia GTX 950
  • 16GB Crucial DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • 512GB Samsung Pro M.2 SSD

Gigabyte BRIX i7A-7500

  • Intel i7-7500U
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 16GB G.Skill DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • 256GB Toshiba OCZ RD400 M.2 SSD

AWD-IT Aura

  • Intel i7-6700K
  • Nvidia GTX 1070
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB Samsung 750 EVO SSD

Cyberpower Infinity X55 VX

  • Intel i5-6402P
  • Nvidia GTX 1060
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB Intel 600p M.2 SSD

Shuttle XPC Nano NC02U5

  • Intel i5-6200U
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 256GB Toshiba OCZ RD400 M.2 SSD

Overclockers UK Neuron

  • Intel i5-6600K
  • Nvidia GTX 1070
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB Intel 600p M.2 SSD

Gladiator SuperNova

  • Intel i5-7600K
  • Nvidia GTX 1060
  • 16GB HyperX 2133MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 250GB SK Hynix SL308 SSD

Dell XPS 13 9360

  • Intel i7-7500U
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 8GB 1866MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 256GB PCIe SSD

Mesh 7EVEN Gaming PC

  • Intel i5-7600K
  • Nvidia GTX 1060
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 250GB WD Blue M.2 SSD

Asus ZenBook 3 (UX390)

  • Intel i5-7200U
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 8GB 2133MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 512GB SATA M.2 SSD

AWD-IT Phoenix

  • Ryzen 7 1700X
  • Nvidia GTX 1080
  • 16GB 2933MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB Intel 600p M.2 SSD

Chillblast Fusion Hex

  • Ryzen 5 1600
  • Nvidia GTX 1070
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD

Dragon Flair Inferno GR4

  • Intel i7-7700K
  • Nvidia GTX 1080
  • 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD

Test software

  • SiSoft Sandra
  • Cinebench R15
  • Handbrake
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • 3DMark 11
  • 3DMark
  • VRMark
  • Prime 95 (version 26.6)
  • CPUID HWMonitor
  • AIDA64 Engineer
  • Fraps

Test games

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Ashes of the Singularity
  • Doom (2016)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Today we are testing the Blackfire Hammerhead at 1080p, 1440p and 2160p (Ultra HD 4K). All tests were conducted using the Radeon ReLive 17.4.4 driver, the latest at the time of writing.

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