I feel VRLA Tech is aware of I am a sucker for white gaming gear, as a result of the Titan I have been despatched (precise identify, not a descriptor) is an icy white powerhouse of a prebuilt gaming PC. Other than the purest of colourways, there’s so much else to love concerning the Titan, each on paper and in the case of real-world efficiency.
Although, as is to be anticipated from an RTX 4070-powered gaming PC at once, there’s at the least one little space that might do with some love—the SSD particularly. Nonetheless, I actually would not be upset if I had to make use of this factor on the each day.
We pitted this mannequin towards a few different RTX 4070 gaming machines together with the $200 cheaper Skytech Chronos 2, and the Legion Tower 5i which sits normally at $164 costlier (although is on provide on the time of writing right down to $1,700). Every is a special class of machine, with the Legion acing just about something thrown its method—together with the type of rendering and video encoding wanted for a lifetime of media creation—whereas the Skytech sacrifices load instances and rendering efficiency to maintain it on the extent in the case of gaming for much less.
The VRLA Tech Titan sits slap bang within the center, efficiency sensible, and is the very epitome of a current-gen machine within the technological Goldilocks zone.
Case: Deepcool Matrexx 55 V3 Tempered Glass Case – White
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 7600
GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 4070
Cooling: Deepcool Gammaxx RGB Tower cooler & 4 x Excessive Efficiency RGB followers
RAM: 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR5-5200
Storage: PCIe 4.0 Gen 4×4 Kingston SNV2S 1000G 1TB NVMe
Energy Provide: EVGA 650W 80+ Energy Provide
Working System: Home windows 11
The one distinction between the RTX 4070 Titan mannequin we had been despatched and the bottom config on the VRLA site is the 4 “high-performance” RGB followers for an additional $70. Altogether that places the worth of this actual config up from $1,625 to $1,686.
The actual fact the in any other case an identical RTX 3070 mannequin continues to be simply $75 much less speaks to the bizarre inter-GPU-series transitional interval we’re in at present. You will discover quite a lot of 40-series gaming PCs are a bit of inflated at once, basically for the privilege of nabbing the primary spherical of Nvidia’s Ada GPUs. However as we notice in our RTX 4070 evaluation, it is basically “an RTX 3080 with advantages.” That means you would be a idiot to not pay the extra money over the RTX 3070 mannequin.
I am truly fairly grateful for that further fan, as a result of whereas Ada is a supremely environment friendly GPU structure, with the GPU solely topping out at 71°C, that six-core, 12-thread AMD Ryzen 5 7600 CPU pushes 85°C throughout a full day of testing, too.
The odd little bit of gaming should not be an excessive amount of of a priority temperature sensible, however in the event you plan on utilizing it for game creation and all-day rendering (as you positively may, wanting on the CPU rendering benches) any further cooling goes to be a blessing. The CPU cooler does have Twin-fan assist if you wish to double up on it, too.
As for the CPU itself, whereas it isn’t the beefiest current-gen choice it is nonetheless shaping as much as be a stellar gaming chip. I watched it completely rip by way of the Dartmoor benchmark in Hitman 3, with 166 fps CPU averages at 1440p Extremely. That is even higher than the Core i7 thirteenth Gen machine in our benchmarking line up, and it means VRLA Tech is onto a stellar core element combo right here.
Backing it up, the RTX 4070 does some critical gaming numbers. Not solely does it handle 49 fps averages within the infamous 4K Extremely Metro Exodus Enhanced benchmark, it may even benefit from a 120Hz gaming monitor in the identical game, with 119 fps averages at 1080p. You possibly can actually see where the RTX 4070 and Ryzen 5 7600 pairing works nicely in the case of that Far Cry 6 4K Extremely benchmark too—81 fps averages and a 74 fps minimal? It is simply waving off all these particle results.
What I actually admire is that the remainder of the spec truly manages to do the crowning CPU/GPU combo justice. Largely.
Of the three comparative machines, the Titan’s RAM is essentially the most spectacular on paper. It is 16GB of dual-channel DDR5 reminiscence, operating at 5200 MHz, and it has some intense reminiscence copy and throughput going for it. Although it does typically fall behind the Legion 5i’s DDR5-4400 in the case of real-world efficiency.
It is nonetheless a lot appreciated for the worth, although as with every machine solely packing 16GB of RAM, it does wrestle with all my Cities: Skylines mods. For many video games, although, that DDR5 reminiscence goes to haven’t any hassle in any way.
Whereas the Kingston NV2 SSD VRLA Tech has jammed in there’s a PCIe Gen 4 providing, it solely touts 3500MB/s learn and 2100MB/s write speeds. That is a bit on the sluggish aspect for what it’s, however that does not cease the general construct from being definitely worth the cash. You are still tidy 9-second load instances in our FFXIV benchmark. You possibly can do so much worse, in different phrases.
Reminiscence and storage efficiency
VRLA Tech additionally did not cop out with a tiny capability, or an HDD pairing for the storage both—a lot appreciated when fashionable video games like Starfield are each huge and moving away from onerous drive assist. Positive, storage is among the best and most cost-effective issues to improve down the road, however you should not be fascinated by that having simply spent virtually two grand. The speeds listed here are my solely actual qualm with the Titan construct, nevertheless.
Towards the remainder of the market, a machine like this actually stands out for me. Not solely is it nicely offered with a staunch supporting spec and stellar gaming efficiency in addition, it is available in at simply the appropriate pricing for what you get. Positive there are RTX 4070 Ti-powered gaming PCs for across the similar value, however you will find yourself sacrificing for last-gen processors and reminiscence to get there and—I can not stress this sufficient—there’s extra to gaming than the GPU.
You will be onerous pressed to discover a machine with such an excellent accompanying spec, in addition to a unbelievable current-gen processor backing it up for lower than $2,000 as we speak.