Pros

  • Lots of power for its size
  • Compact and quiet
  • Stays surprisingly cool for being so cramped

Cons

  • The cover is a pain to remove
  • Poorly placed front audio and USB ports
  • Will be a pain to upgrade

At A Glance

Digital Storm's Bolt packs a lot of power into a very small space. It's an intriguing gaming machine with an attractive price tag.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel i7 3770k
Processor speed 3503.0 MHz
Graphics
Graphics Type SLI
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GTX 660 Ti
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Graphics Memory 2.0 GB
Video Memory Type GDDR 5
Maximum Shared Video Memory 2048.0 MB
Storage
Drives included 2.0
Drive size 620.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DVI (single link)
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • HDMI
  • SATA 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 16.0 GB
Power
Power Supply Wattage 500.0 watts
Power Supply Manufacturer Sparkle Power
Power Supply Model Gold Plus Series Digital Storm Certified BOLT Edition
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset H77
Motherboard Manufacturer ASUS
Motherboard Model P8H77-I
Dimensions
Width 3.6 inches
Depth 15.0 inches
Height 14.0 inches
Optical Drive
CDR Write Speed 8 X (CD,CD-R)
Included Drives DVD Drive
Storage Media
SD card
  • SD Memory Card
  • SDHC Memory Card

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Performance
Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 201.0
Worldbench Version 7
Start Up
Start Up 21.7   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 5860.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Web Performance 25.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 328.0   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 83.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 141.7   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 108.7   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 94.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 7.1   Watt hours
Idle power usage 51.3   Watts
Gaming
Crysis 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 28.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 44.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 80.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 90.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1024x768 96.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 64.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 96.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 96.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 97.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 54.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 2560x1600 109.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 168.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1680x1050 183.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1024x768 215.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 2560x1600 193.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 253.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1680x1050 260.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 265.9   Frames per second (higher is better)