DigitalStorm Slade Pro Workstation PC Reviewby Dustin Sklavos on April 23, 2014 12:00 AM EST
The DigitalStorm Slade Pro possesses an extremely powerful processor, a healthy amount of memory, and a solid workstation graphics card. In standard testing it's not going to really go the distance, but when we get to workstation tests it should prove its worth.
Note that some of these benchmarks have been updated and as a result, no comparison results are available.
|PCMark 8 (Home, OpenCL)||4879|
|PCMark 8 (Creative, OpenCL)||4094|
|PCMark 8 (Work, OpenCL)||4591|
|Cinebench R15 (OpenGL)||102.85|
|Cinebench R15 (Single-Threaded)||123|
|Cinebench R15 (Multi-Threaded)||1218|
|x264 5.0 (Pass 1)||95.53|
|x264 5.0 (Pass 2)||25.43|
PCMark 8 is predominately a consumer performance metric and not really designed for systems like this one; AVADirect's recent Silent PC review consistently outscored the Slade Pro, owing largely to the overclocked Intel Core i7-4770K and beefy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780.
Note that there are no 3DMark results; 3DMark results have virtually no bearing on the performance of a system like this. A cut down GK106 isn't a compelling GPU for gaming (especially not with Maxwell running around), but the Quadro K4000 isn't a gaming card either.
DigitalStorm's system is faster across the board than every system we've tested up to this point in PCMark 7, owing to both its high IPC and high core clocks; the Sandy Bridge-EP generation E5-2687W is ~300MHz slower than the newer E5-2687W v2.