We used 3DMark’s ‘Fire Strike’ benchmark, which is designed to be used on gaming PCs. We ran the original version, the Extreme version, and the 4K Ultra version.
Although the Overclockers UK system loses out to both the Cyberower and DinoPC systems, it’s only 6.5 per cent behind the former and 11 per cent behind the latter, which isn’t bad considering how much more potent their CPUs are (on paper).
The Fire Strike Extreme score is slightly more favourable than the standard test, with the Cobalt 4.5 per cent behind the Cyberpower and 6 per cent behind the DinoPC.
With Fire Strike in Ultra mode, the Overclockers UK system is just 3 per cent behind Cyberpower’s and 6 per cent behind Dino PC’s rig, and that is commendable considering it uses ‘just’ a Core i3. It certainly bodes well for our real-world gaming tests.