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Overclockers UK 8Pack Asteroid System Review

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The OCUK 8Pack Asteroid comes with minimum CPU clock speed of 4.7GHz while the GPU is ‘overclocked to the maximum stable overclock’. Our particular unit from OCUK was overclocked to 4.8GHz on the CPU using a voltage of around 1.4 volts, perfectly safe and stable for long-term operation particular when considering it is fully watercooled.

Similarly, the GPU came with a decent overclock of +150MHz on the core clock offset and +150MHz on the memory offset (+600MHz effective).

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Out of the box the OCUK Asteroid comes with just a handful of programs installed, MSI Afterburner to plumb in the GPU overclock, Aquaero’s fan control software to monitor and operate all the fans and pump and a couple of stress test programs Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry has used to verify the stability of the system. There are no undesirable applications, bloatware or free trials that you might expect to find on systems built by mainstream OEMs.

Software tests:

  • 3DMark 11 – Performance preset test (720p).
  • 3DMark – Firestrike (1080p) and Firestrike Ultra (2160p) tests.
  • PCMark 8 – Home and Work Accelerated benchmark sequences.
  • Cinebench R11.5 – multi-core CPU test.
  • Cinebench R15 – multi-core CPU test.
  • CrystalDiskMark –  default disk benchmark for testing OS and storage drives (see storage page for settings).
  • Atto Disk Benchmark – default disk benchmark for testing OS and storage drives (see storage page for settings).
  • SiSoft Sandra – Processor arithmetic and memory bandwidth test sequences.
  • AIDA64 Engineer – system stability test for power consumption, temperatures and acoustics.

Games:

  • Ashes Of The Singularity – built in benchmark tool at 1080p, 1440p, 2160p with High, Extreme and Crazy detail presets (see benchmark page for full settings).
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – built-in benchmark tool at 1080p, 1440p and 2160p using ultra preset (see benchmark page for full settings).
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 – built-in benchmark tool at 1080p, 1440p and 2160p (see benchmark page for full settings).

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