Application and Futuremark Performance

On the processor side, the Puget Systems Deluge we have on hand is undoubtedly the fastest system we've yet tested. That's a given: Sandy Bridge-E is the fastest desktop processor available, and Puget Systems overclocked it to a speedy 4.6GHz. That's higher than any i7-990X we've ever seen, and combined with the new platform and other enhancements (relative to Bloomfield/Gulftown and X58) that should give the Deluge a comfortable lead. And it does, for the most part.

Futuremark PCMark 7

Futuremark PCMark Vantage

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R10

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R10

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R11.5

Video Encoding - x264

Video Encoding - x264

Generally speaking, the new X79 monster from Puget Systems takes the lead, but what's interesting is the comparison between the Deluge and the DigitalStorm Enix. The Enix is using a quad-core i7-2600K that's been overclocked to 4.7GHz, up 100MHz from the Deluge's i7-3960X's 4.6GHz. In places where SSD performance and graphics performance may also come into play, the Deluge actually has a hard time climbing to the top of the charts...which is where a $7,200 desktop really belongs. Still, particularly in heavily threaded workloads, Sandy Bridge-E can't be beat.

Futuremark 3DMark 11

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage

Futuremark 3DMark06

3DMark06 gets by on the increased CPU power, but Vantage and 3DMark11 are happier with the quad-GPU configurations we've tested. That's to be expected, but performance is pretty excellent and in Vantage the Deluge is even able to just barely best AVADirect's i7-990X-based system with a pair of AMD Radeon HD 6990s. Let's see how things pan out with some actual gaming tests.

Introducing the Puget Systems Deluge Gaming Performance
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  • tiro_uspsss - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    "..and the wiring and liquid-cooling routing are top notch.."

    you've got to be joking right? its crap. very crap. super-duper crap given the cost of the system.

    seriously, on what the heck did you base that statement??
  • LordanSS - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    My biggest concern... is something I have read about, regarding Koolance's products.

    From what I can gather, they make pretty decent copper water blocks. The issue is that their water blocks are made out of copper, the radiators are aluminum.

    Different metals... same loop... good idea? =/
  • Snotling - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    the aluminum-copper thing would maybe become an issue if Such supercharged rigs lasted more than 5 years.

    sure you'll get a bit more oxidation and some of your conduits may get narrower over time but you'll still get decent cooling.
  • vol7ron - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    I think the thermals would come into play too. Heat is still dissipated into the air and along the length of the material. The surface area of the material and amount of heat generated could be enough to handle the cooling required; of course, in lava everything burns.
  • Beenthere - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    I expect that water leaks will destroy the PC hardware long before five years so the electrolysis and corrosion issues from the different metals is a moot point as the system will be scraped long before then. This is a really bad PC system even at $2K.
  • jonup - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    You can't help yourself mentioning the leaks, can you? :)

    Water coolers leak! Just ask Beenthere.
  • Beenthere - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    Reality bites when you can't deal with it. ;)
  • Death666Angel - Friday, November 25, 2011 - link

    Just toss some anti-corrosive in there and it should be good enough. Standard operating procedure when you build your own water cooling rig.
  • Beenthere - Friday, November 25, 2011 - link

    Maybe throw some automotive stop leak in too, while you're at it? ;)
  • hotsacoman - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - link

    Just donate the system to me and i'll support you lol

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