A Weekend of Gaming with the Sky X9 (P870DM-G)

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by GTVEVO, Feb 15, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. GTVEVO

    GTVEVO Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    478
    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    1,615
    Trophy Points:
    181
    As we all know the Sky X9 is lightning in a bottle once equipped with proper firmware and setup yet still it can be difficult to view the entire picture sometimes with mainly high benchmark numbers being posted in the owners thread due to our overjoy of a cool running desktop CPU and fine tuned GPU's. I mean lets face it, how often are we provided with a product of this magnitude along with the support of @Prema @Mr. Fox @unclewebb @Phoenix and other community members that have added to this mind blowing control of lightning. Still for many of us including myself look for a multipurpose machine that can serve the Overclocking enthusiast and gamer needs that live inside. I wanted to show how pleasant this beast can be with a normal yet heavy weekend of gaming and day to day tasks. The pic below is a shot of ThrottleStop, HWinfo64 & TaskMgr to prove the up time from Thurs-Mon morning while logging my entire weekend. During this time I did use sleep on multiple occasions as I have it set to kick in automatically yet it still wakes up without issues and is ready to take on any task.

    Fan profile of Overclock or Automatic was only used.

    I play all sorts of games but I tend to lean on more simulation, below is my list played this weekend in order. All played at 21x9 2560x1080 60fps @ Stock GPU and 4.2ghz CPU
    1. Project Cars, SLI Ultra settings with use of Track IR (my favorite) FA & LMP1 mostly
    2. Rise of the tomb raider, SLI Ultra settings
    3. Just Cause 3, High single card
    4. War Thunder, SLI Custom max ultra settings with use of Track IR

    P870dm-g_Skyx9_WeekendGaming.JPG
     
  2. Support.1@XOTIC PC

    Support.1@XOTIC PC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    203
    Messages:
    4,355
    Likes Received:
    1,099
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Temps are looking pretty good. I'm sure it handled all of those games pretty well with good frame rates too. Thanks for sharing some gaming numbers!
     
  3. GTVEVO

    GTVEVO Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    478
    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    1,615
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Oh yes, frame rate isn't an issue at all. The only game that will dip to less than 60fps (into the upper 50s) is Just Cause 3 simply for the reason that it doesn't support SLI nor does VSYNC work very well with the game so I run it will VSYNC off and let it target around 70fps so when I am causing havoc its right about 60fps. The game is great just bad perf on any platform it seems no matter how you slice it. However one very nice thing is to run with VSYNC off and GSYNC on its smooth as silk at 1080p 75fps when I am not using my external monitor, it really makes GSYNC really show its potential and is quite nice.
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

    Reputations:
    8,833
    Messages:
    55,045
    Likes Received:
    16,081
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Gsync does help a lot with those games that tend to dip into the 40s at points certainly, it's likely having to spawn all the physics that does it.
     
  5. Ethrem

    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

    Reputations:
    1,404
    Messages:
    6,706
    Likes Received:
    4,735
    Trophy Points:
    431
    Wow I'd kill to have those temps... Yesterday my processor hit 93C @ 4GHz playing Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition... I had to cut the TDP limit to 47W for that game.
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

    Reputations:
    8,833
    Messages:
    55,045
    Likes Received:
    16,081
    Trophy Points:
    931
    I always found that system preferred the undervolt and 3.8/3.9ghz region when tweaking Ethrem.
     
  7. GTVEVO

    GTVEVO Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    478
    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    1,615
    Trophy Points:
    181
    The system does use CLU and ambient room temp is 72f to add.

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk
     
  8. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

    Reputations:
    33,745
    Messages:
    36,714
    Likes Received:
    60,795
    Trophy Points:
    931
    @GTVEVO - I'm going to have to test 2560x1080. I've been using 2560x1440 on the 4K screen even on the desktop, but I have never even heard of 2560x1080 resolution before. Are you only setting that in-game or using a custom resolution set on the desktop before launching those games? Is there a benefit you find to using that, like an extra wide angle similar to spanning two displays?
     
  9. GTVEVO

    GTVEVO Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    478
    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    1,615
    Trophy Points:
    181
    That res is for my 21x9 ULTRA wide curved external monitor. When at home I am usually hooked to that monitor 90 pct of the time for a wider viewing angle. So you are right that I am not using the internal display and didn't most of the weekend during my testing.

    If you ever have a chance to get a hold of a curved 21x9 I would highly recommend.

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk
     
    jrsx2689, hmscott and Mr. Fox like this.
  10. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

    Reputations:
    8,833
    Messages:
    55,045
    Likes Received:
    16,081
    Trophy Points:
    931
    My next screen will be a ultra wide curved 1440p monitor with 120hz + refresh rate I think (I'm on the original swift for the moment).
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page