Cryo PC Alto – Part 1

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An oldy but a goody, still a strong performance benchmark and easy to run since it’s standalone.

  1. 1280×1024, default quality, full dynamic lighting
  2. 1280×1024, extreme quality, full dynamic lighting
  3. 1280×1024, extreme quality, enhanced DX10 lighting, 8xAA
  4. 1600×1200, extreme quality, enhanced DX10 lighting, 8xAA

Well it seems gaming isn’t a strong suite of the Alto, but a passively cooled GT 430 isn’t exactly designed for that task. It does however almost maintain a playable 30FPS at the lowest settings, so older games and those that are less demanding should have no problem. We’ll test this more in the coming part 2.


Things are looking quite good for the Alto for the moment. It holds its own in some of the benchmarks we’ve shown today and though it’s not been the strongest PC we’ve tested – by quite a margin – I’m happy with its performance so far. It is quick enough to handle intense tasks in a synthetic sense and in Part 2 we’ll look at DVD ripping to see how well it does there.

There will also be some more extensive gaming tests to check whether the Alto is capable of being an Indi gaming machine, or something that would perhaps work very well for casual gamers. I’ll also be including some more general feelings of the setup: how snappy it is, whether it feels clunky at all, how well the remote and media features work etc.

Look out for Part 2 tomorrow.


Last modified: October 27, 2011

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Cryo PC Alto – Part 1

  1. Skar says:

    I would be really interested in how much they undervolted by and the name of the cooling fan.

    1. Whoopty says:

      I’ll find out for you. And no cooling fan sir, this is a passively cooled system :)

  2. Skar says:

    Silly me, I didn’t mean cooling fan, but the actual cooler.

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