Zotac Steam Machine ZBOX NEN SN970 Review

Benchmarks - War Thunder

Zotac Steam Machine SN970 Review

Benchmarks - War Thunder

War thunder is a popular Free to play World War II warfighter, which allows players to fight in the air, sea and on land in Tanks. Being a recent release, which has just received a large Nvidia GameWorks update we though that this game would be a great chance to place some stress on this system. 

Being a Free-to-play game this game is expected to run well on a wide range of hardware, scaling down to play on even the PS4 and the Shield Android TV concurrently with the PC version. 

At 1080p this game didn't just run smoothly at a framerate of 60FPS in both the CPU and the GPU stress tests, but was even able to be played at 4K at medium settings with an average framerate that is over 50FPS. The Linux version of this game is very well made, playing well on both a mouse/keyboard configuration and on Valve's Steam Controller. For a PC this small we are very surprised that we have been able to get this game functioning this well at 4K, so let's hope future Linux games will continue to impress.   


Zotac Steam Machine NEN SN970 Review


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20-11-2015, 04:33:27

Impressive! I can honestly see these machines becoming the death of consoles in the future, or at least the kick up the back side that Sony or Microsoft need to actually make games consoles attractive to the enthusiasts among us, but then again what would be the point in a console that has a 12 year shelf life, where's the profit in that.Quote

20-11-2015, 04:35:04

Can anyone say Console Killer Quote

20-11-2015, 05:19:25

Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Can anyone say Console Killer
It's £799.99

That's an Xbox One, A PS4 and £200 for games.

It's not killing anything. I can build a faster machine that is slightly bigger for less than this.Quote

20-11-2015, 05:28:01

Originally Posted by stiff77 View Post
It's £799.99

That's an Xbox One, A PS4 and £200 for games.

It's not killing anything. I can build a faster machine that is slightly bigger for less than this.
Aye but PC games are cheaper and have many many early access sites offering better prices compared to the mandatory £49.99 console game RRP, no online subscription fees, Steam library far out wieghs the level of titles available on consoles, with those savings alone it's a bonus. Admittedly Yes you could indeed build a Steam machine yourself for less and greater spec so again win win. I can still personnaly see Steam machines killing the console market.Quote

20-11-2015, 07:15:17

I would love to see some benchmarks on this machine running Windows 10. I seriously consider buying it (I dig the form factor and I own and love a Zotac HTPC) for 1080p gaming on a TV, but I don't intend to ruin my experience with a subpar OS (and gamepad - Xbox One controller with a dongle is a must).Quote

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