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Velocity Micro Raptor Z40

Velocity Micro Raptor Z40
alaScore 93

14 reviews

Jul, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Velocity Micro Raptor Z40. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The usability is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the size and price.

design, usability, reliability

price, size

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Velocity Micro Raptor M60 Gaming Desktop Review

 

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

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.

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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

Oct, 2006

Editor's Choice

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

Velocity Micro Raptor 64 DualX

 

The Velocity Micro Raptor 64 DualX is a souped-up machine for serious gaming.

Crazy-fast gaming performance. Smooth game play at Ultra graphics level. Adjustable fan speed. 1TB hard drive. One-year subscription to McAfee VirusScan.

Only one free PCIe slot. Pricey 512MB graphics cards lead to a price of almost $5,000, even without a monitor.

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Product Specifications

Design

Water cooling system:No / Yes

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

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 6
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
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:No / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):1920 x 1200
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Performance

Password protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: 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
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Devil's Canyon / Haswell / Haswell E / Skylake
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):140 / 65 / 84 / 88

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:82931 / 82932 / I5-4460 / I5-6400 / I7-4790K
Processor package size:37.5 / 52.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2 / 3