We used 3DMark‘s ‘Fire Strike’ benchmark which is designed to be used on gaming PCs. We opted for the Normal setting, NOT the Extreme mode.
The GPU might of Nvidia’s Maxwell-based GTX 970 gives the Fusion Barbarian a convincing lead in the graphics-heavy 3DMark workload. Both competing solutions simply cannot match the might of the GTX 970.
Switching over to a CPU-intensive system workload sees the tables turn, with the overclocked 4690K struggling to keep pace with higher-clocked i7 4790K systems. Memory bandwidth numbers are similar to the Fusion Raptor’s – both systems use 1600MHz CL11 memory. Memory speed has little impact on gaming performance.