YoYoTech Intel Spartan 300 Gaming System

3DMark, Crysis & CoD4

3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
YoYoTech - 3DMark05
YoYoTech - 3DMark06
YoYoTech - 3DMark Vantage
Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full feature set. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions along with fast gameplay. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10-minute long gameplay demo was recorded and replayed on each of the GPU's using the /timedemo command a total of 5 times. The highest and lowest FPS results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.
YoYoTech - COD4
Crysis is without doubt one of the most visually stunning and hardware-challenging games to date. By using CrysisBench - a tool developed independently of Crysis - we performed a total of 5 timedemo benchmarks using a GPU-intensive pre-recorded demo. To ensure the most accurate results, the highest and lowest benchmark scores were then removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.
YoYoTech - Crysis
Result Observations
In both 3DMark05 and 06 the Spartan 300 produces some extremely respectable results for a mid-range dual core system. Even on 3DMark Vantage at high resolutions, the Spartan 300 came within a whisker of the results we obtained from our 3.6GHZ Q6600 test PC while benchmarking a stock HD4850.
Moving on to the real game benches, the Spartan easily handles Call of Duty 4 at 1900x1200 with 4xAA and all settings set to their highest. Producing an average of 56.6FPS we didn't experience any noticable slowdowns during online gaming, even when playing on a server with over 40 other opponents.
Crysis also faired quite well on the Spartan 300 with the graphics detail set to Medium in DX10 mode. While not exactly lag-free at 1900x1200, it was still fairly playable and even more so with the resolution reduced to 1280x1024.
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Most Recent Comments

30-07-2008, 16:25:31

"How far can YoYoTech make £500 stretch into building a mid-range gaming rig? We find out as we review their latest Spartan 300 Gaming PC."


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30-07-2008, 17:03:47

I`ll open by being brutally honest in that I`ve never forgiven YoYoTech for advertizing the IX38-MAX, and it of course not making the shops

However, great review Jim, and I have equally be honest that if some1 came to me with the story we all get "can u build me a pc" - for £500, I`d point them at this. Jim had to technicalities.. but here`s the beauty about it - the person who bought it wouldn`t be on my phone all the time with an issue That my friends is priceless.

Once going and benching is pretty darn decent, and there`s a fair bit of expansion u can add to it in the future - which is the downfall of most pre-made systems.

Good stuff.


30-07-2008, 17:04:31

Cracking VFM, shame about the slight issues. Still, they've stretched £500 a long wayQuote

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