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Overclockers UK Neuron (GTX 1070) System Review


First things first – storage. With a fresh install of Windows 10, the Intel 600p SSD has 215GB of free space. The 2TB is obviously completely empty, with 1.81TB being available to users.

cpu-z gpu-z

Next, we get a look at the CPU and GPU, thanks to CPU-Z and GPU-Z respectively.

The i5-6600K is a quad-core chip but it does not support HyperThreading. OCUK overclocked it to 4.5GHz using 1.35 volts.

The Gigabyte GTX 1070 has a base clock of 1595MHz, while it boosts to at least 1785MHz under load. However, thanks to GPU Boost Technology 3.0, I saw it settle at 1949MHz when playing games. Out-of-the-box that is an impressive gain over the Founders Edition.

Comparison systems

Today I will be comparing the Neuron 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


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


  • Intel Braswell N3050 SoC
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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

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

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

Today we are testing the Neuron at 1080p, 1440p and 2160p (Ultra HD 4K). All tests were conducted using the latest Nvidia GeForce 376.09 driver.

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