This month's featured build video is based on our "Great AMD Gaming" build guide which uses the Ryzen 5 1600 processor and GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. We selected the Team T-Force / NightHawk memory to add a little light inside the case, but while it looks great from multiple angles, it didn't really add as much glow as we had hoped. So for the final build photos, we also added in a CableMod Widebeam RGB LED Strip to bring more light to the interior of the case. While we didn't show this in the video, it's simply plugged into the RGB header on the motherboard (no extra controller needed).
If you'd like to read more on the overall part selection, be sure to check out our build guide. And if you want to see how the build came together, check out our build video and cable management video.
And now, onto some benchmarks.
For our testing, we were able (with the latest BIOS update) to get stable results running A-XMP enabled with the DDR4 memory at 2933 MHz. We left the CPU at stock core clocks (3.2GHz) with Turbo Core speed of 3.6GHz. Max temps for the CPU and GPU are listed in the details section on the right side of the page.
Updated 27-July: The CPU Temp Under Load has been corrected to 68C. It originally listed 73C, which was the GPU Load Temp.
|Benchmark||Overall Score||Graphics Score||Physics Score||Combined Score||CPU Score|
|FireStrike Extreme (v1.1)||10171||10994||15205||4943||--|
|FireStrike Ultra (v1.1)||5424||5386||15806||2807||--|
|Time Spy (v1.1)||7195||7609||--||--||5502|
|Cinebench R15: CPU (Single)||145||--||--||--||--|
|Cinebench R15: CPU (Multi)||1148 (7.92x)||--||--||--||--|
|Cinebench R15: OpenGL||98.01 fps||--||--||--||--|
|Benchmark||Setting Preset||Resolution||Average FPS||GPU Usage||CPU Usage|
|Battlefield 1||Ultra||2560x1440||95 fps||--||--|
|Battlefield 1||High||2560x1440||112 fps||--||--|
|Ghost Recon: Wildlands||Ultra||2560x1440||48.32 fps||96.9%||36.0%|
|Ghost Recon: Wildlands||Very High||2560x1440||71 fps||96.5%||39.3%|
|Ghost Recon: Wildlands||High||2560x1440||80.6 fps||96.5%||37.9%|