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Velocity Micro Raptor Z40

Velocity Micro Raptor Z40
alaScore 94

15 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Velocity Micro Raptor Z40. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the size and price.

design, usability, reliability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Velocity Micro Raptor Z40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor Z95 (2017)

 

This configuration of the Velocity Micro Raptor Z95 will cost you, but you'll get top-notch components and blistering, best-in-class performance for media creation and 4K gaming.

Extraordinary all-around performance. Overclocked Intel Core X processor and dual graphics. Slim, attractive case with easy access for maintenance and upgrades.

Expensive as configured.

At its exorbitant price, this PC as configured is obviously not meant (or necessary) for the average user, or even most gamers. Its targets are media professionals, artists, hardcore hobbyists, and enthusiast gamers, all of whom will need to have some...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor M60 Gaming Desktop Review

 

The M60's delivers stellar performance in an awkward package.

Fast processor ; Excellent gaming performance ; Lightning-fast SSD

Awkward internals ; Not a great price

Despite a few flaws, the Velocity Micro Raptor M60 is a solid gaming desktop. Aside from its problematic internal layout, it stands up to its nearest competitors and performs well for the price — but does it perform well enough?

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor Z95

 

The Velocity Micro Raptor Z95 is a top-end performer with a DIY-friendly, attractive design, but it's not quite as fast as more expensive dual-card gaming desktops.

Fast gaming performance. Attractive, understated chassis. Easy-to-access interior is upgrade and maintenance friendly.

Lacks the power needed for dependable 4K gaming.

Conclusion The Velocity Micro Raptor Z95 is a powerful, sleek gaming desktop loaded with cutting-edge components. Between the new Core i7 Extreme Edition processor and the GTX 1080, this system is well equipped to run the latest games at high settings,...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor Z55 review

 

For anyone looking to keep their virtual-reality obsession on the down low, a gamer-centric desktop such as the massive tank-like Acer Predator G6 or the small-but-bold Falcon Northwest Tiki isn't going to fool anybody. That's why I was pleased to see...

The Raptor has a subtle, discreet black design that fades into the background. It offers excellent high-end performance and a separate front panel for connecting VR headsets.

It's still a little plain-looking for such an expensive PC, and it takes up a ton of space. The front-mounted VR connection panel isn't sturdy enough.

The Velocity Micro Raptor Z55 is a VR-ready desktop with a very conservative look, but excellent performance and plenty of configuration options.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor Z40 review: It's a lean, clean small-profile gaming machine

 

There are people who want their gaming PC to embody the fantasy: super-sized case, neon backlighting, strobe lights. Others just want to play and keep the means as far removed from their consciousness as possible. If you fall into the latter category,...

Clean, minimalist design ; Smallish form factor takes little room

Limited to a single graphics card

Starting at a little over a grand in a minimal configuration, this smallish and modestly adorned gaming PC caters to the bling-averse user. Our $1899 test unit was impressively fast, quiet, and well-assembled.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor Z40

 

The Velocity Micro Raptor Z40's small form-factor design and solid performance are pluses, though the high price is tough to swallow.

Compact design. Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and EVGA Nvidia GTX 980 graphics card. Plenty of storage.

Pricey for a midrange system. Limited room for internal expansion.

Conclusion The Velocity Micro Raptor Z40 has a stylish, compact design and very good performance across the board, but the price is high. If you want similar gaming performance, the latest Maingear Vybe, our Editors' Choice midrange gaming desktop does...

Jun, 2015

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Chris Stobing (digitaltrends.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor Z40 review

 

The Raptor Z40 gives gamers and professionals enough under the hood to handle any task, and doesn't ask for half of your desk in return.

This is a new era where custom PC makers are ready to prove to the world that smaller form factors don’t necessarily have to mean smaller performance. With careful planning and optimal usage of all the available nooks and crannies, as long as you’ve...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition (Nvidia GeForce GTX 480)

 

The Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition (GeForce GTX 480) gaming desktop gives the well-heeled gamer some options.

Triple graphics card performance. Overclocked six-core processor. Larger solid state drive than predecessor. Lots of I/O ports. Can play ; Crysis ; on very high setting. No bloatware.

Not quite the overall performance leader. Rollers on chassis can be annoying. Doesn't burn Blu-ray discs. No PCIe card expansion room.

More desktop reviews: • Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

May, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition

 

The unequivocal gaming champ.

Blazing, best-in-class benchmark test numbers. SSDs improve day-to-day performance. Great bang for the buck.

SSDs are small, necessitating occasional rebuilds.

More Desktop Reviews: • Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor DCX

 

The Velocity Micro Raptor DCX manages to pack in a lot of technology into its flagship box.

Core 2 Extreme and 10,000-rpm hard drive performance. Windowed case with well-routed cables. Better liquid cooling than with previous VM systems. Nice gaming mouse. Less expensive than some of the competition.

Fan noise present, though not obnoxious. Annoying CrossFire external cable/dongle. Though you get good bang for the buck, the system is still pricey.

more desktop reviews: • HP Z2 Mini G3• Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• more

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Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:2 / 3 / 5
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Water cooling system:N / Y

Energy Management

Power supply:1000 / 430 / 600 / 750

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1 / 4

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:3

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
CUDA cores:384
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:3
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:20
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1250 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / None
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0 / 4.4

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 64
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2400
Memory layout:2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 8x DIMM
Non-ECC: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:Creative Sound Core 3D / High Definition Audio
BIOS type:UEFI AMI
Chipset:Intel H97 / Intel X99 / Intel Z97
Motherboard chipset:Intel H97 / Intel X99 / Intel Z97
Password protection:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1 / 2
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 2 / 4 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:6 / 8
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:1000 / 430 / 600 / 750

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI3 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16 / 28 / 40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1 / 68
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual / Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1333,1600,2133 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR4 1333/1600/2133 / DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35 / 1.5
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4460 / i5-6400 / i7-4790K / i7-5820K / i7-5930K
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.40 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 4.4
Processor cache:15 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Devil's Canyon / Haswell / Haswell E / Skylake
Processor cores:4 / 6
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx Extreme
Processor frequency:2.7 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 4
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i5-4460 / i5-6400 / i7-4790K / i7-5820K / i7-5930K
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-5800 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-5900 Desktop series
Processor socket:LGA 2011-v3 / LGA1151 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:12 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / R0 / R2
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Tcase:66.8 / 71 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):140 / 65 / 84 / 88

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Graphics:N / Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:80807 / 80817 / 82931 / 82932 / 88185
Processor code:SR1QK / SR20R / SR20S / SR219 / SR2BY
Processor package size:37.5 / 52.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2 / 3
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:250 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1250 / 1256 / 1500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5 / 18.9 / 9.09
Height:12.8 / 13 / 17.8
Width:7.24 / 7.99