Gladiator i5 4.4GHz Z68 Bundle

Test Setup and The Overclock Gladiator Z68 Core i5 4.4 GHz Bundle

Test Setup

There are two ways we could go with testing the Gladiator Z68, but rather than stuff it full of high-end bits which would only replicate results we've seen before, today we're testing this for its HTPC properties. Gladiator Z68 Bundle comprising :
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.4 GHz
4GB Mushkin Copperhead 1600MHz DDR3
Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard
Arctic Cooling Freezer 13

Additional components :
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro PSU
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
Samsung SH B123L Blu-Ray Drive
Samsung T240HD Monitor

Overclocking and Intel GPU Details

Here is the overclock as supplied from Aria : Gladiator Z68 Bundle  

Firing up GPU-z we can see the Intel HD3000 graphics aren't exactly mind-blowing. 2 ROPs and 12 Shaders should be okay for some basic gaming and certainly plenty to ensure good High Definition playback. Gladiator Z68 Bundle  

There is plenty of tweakability to the Intel Graphics. You're certainly not limited to just resolution adjustments. Gladiator Z68 Bundle

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Most Recent Comments

31-05-2011, 06:58:37

Following the excellent P67-based i5 Gladiator bundle from Aria, we take a look at one based on the Z68 board. Is it just as good?

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31-05-2011, 07:09:18

Another bargain bundle from Aria and this time with a Z68 motherboard and some Muskin Copper Head. The IGP is better than expected as well 30 fps in Far Cry 2 is pretty good, just don't ask if it can run Crysis Quote

31-05-2011, 08:04:06

value for money yet again

BTW: aria's gaffer is on the tv tonight "secret millionaire"Quote

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