Aria.co.uk Gladiator i5 4.4GHz Z68 Bundle
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.
Aria.co.uk 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 :
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.
There is plenty of tweakability to the Intel Graphics. You're certainly not limited to just resolution adjustments.