Pros

  • Intel Core i7-4770K overclocked to 4.7GHZ
  • Beautifully painted chassis
  • Good price/performance ratio

Cons

  • Horizontally stacked video cards
  • Somewhat noisy under load

At A Glance

While it is expensive, Origin's Genesis Z87 delivers performance close to some of the most over-the-top boutique gaming rigs we've seen lately.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Genesis gaming desktop is the ultimate combination of form and function by offering leading edge technology and dazzling design. Take control and customize your gaming power with over 10,000 building options using the best components on the market from Intel, Nvidia, and AMD.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-4770K
Processor speed 4600.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Graphics
Graphics Type SLI
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
Number of Graphic Cards included 3.0
Graphics Memory 9.0 GB
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Drive 1 size 932.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 2 size 477.0 GB
Drive 2 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 3 size 1024.0 GB
Drive 3 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 3 speed 7200.0 RPM
Drives included 2.0
Raid type RAID 0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8
  • DVI (dual link)
  • Digital Optical
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • PS/2 - Keyboard
  • PS/2 - Mouse
  • SATA 2.0
  • SATA 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11ac
Power
Power Supply Wattage 1200.0 watts
Power Supply Model AX1200i
Power Supply Manufacturer Corsair
Memory
Memory size 16.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Intel Core
Motherboard Model Maximus VI Extreme
Motherboard Manufacturer ASUS
Dimensions
Width 9.0 inches
Depth 24.0 inches
Height 24.0 inches
Optical Drive
Included Drives Blu-ray Reader
Storage Media
Memory stick Yes
Compact flash Yes
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Performance
Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 414.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Start Up
Start Up 49.4   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 7173.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 4008.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5816.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 38.1   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 207.4   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 46.2   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 125.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 159.6   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 17.5   Watt hours
Idle power usage 123.4   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 164240.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 34919.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 10232.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 18149.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 110.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 139.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 164.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 61.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 65.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 94.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 132.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 182.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 306.6   Frames per second (higher is better)