The Bolt II comes in behind the Torq, which we benchmarked with an overclocked Core i7-4790K running at 4.7GHz, but far ahead of the CyberPower Zeus Mini, which we reviewed with a Core i7-4770K at its standard clock. While it’s second best in this comparison, we must note that the Torq we reviewed cost over $8,200. The less expensive Digital Storm system obviously provides better value.
To see how this rig stands up in real-world gaming situations, we loaded our usual test suite ofTotal War: Rome II, Battlefield 4, and League of Legends. All three were tested at 1080p resolution, and frame rates were recorded with FRAPS.
That leaves the Bolt II with only one challenger; the Origin Chronos, which is available in a super-slim Silverstone RVZ01 case.