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Gladiator SuperNova (i5 Kaby Lake) System Review

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First thing first, storage. With a fresh install of Windows, there is 201GB of free space left on the SSD. The HDD has the full 931GB of space after formatting, as we would expect.

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Above we get an overview of the CPU and GPU, thanks to CPU-Z and GPU-Z respectively.

The brand-new i5-7600K (you can read our review of it HERE) is a quad-core chip that does not support HyperThreading. It’s base clock is 3.8GHz while it boosts to 4.2GHz.

The GTX 1060, meanwhile, should be capable at 1080p and 1440p resolutions. It has a base clock of 1569MHz and a boost clock of 1785MHz – but thanks to GPU Boost 3.0 technology, it should actually boost much higher.

Comparison systems

Today I will be comparing the SuperNova with the following 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

And lastly my personal desktop with a Core i3-4160, 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 and a GTX 960.

Test software

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

Test games

  • Grid Autosport
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Doom (2016)

Today we are testing the SuperNova at 1080p, 1440p and 2160p (Ultra HD 4K). All tests were conducted using the latest Nvidia GeForce 376.33 driver.

*Note: For as yet unclear reasons, we had to remove the Handbrake results from this review. Despite using the exact same software, encode file and settings, the Handbrake score for this i5-7600K was significantly faster than an overclocked i5-6600K. There is no reason why this should be the case, so we have had to remove the results so we do not give an inaccurate representation of the CPU’s performance.

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