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Review: Scan 3XS WI6000 Viz Workstation

by Tarinder Sandhu on 13 November 2017, 14:01

Tags: SCAN, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qadngb

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name Scan 3XS WI6000 Viz HEXUS Test System
CPU Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i7-6700K
Overclocked Yes Yes
Max All-Core Frequency 4.2GHz 4.4GHz
CPU Cores / Threads 18 / 36 4 / 8
CPU TDP 165W 91W
CPU Cooler Fractal Celsius S24 AIO Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard Asus X299 Deluxe Asus Z170 Pro
Memory Corsair 64GB DDR4 (8x8GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2x16GB)
Memory Speed 15-17-17-35-2T @ 3,000MHz 16-16-16-39-2T @ 2,400MHz
Graphics Nvidia Quadro P4000 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE 11GB
Primary Storage Device 512GB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 256GB Samsung 950 Pro M.2
Second Storage Device 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300 SSD
Optical Drive Asus DVD Writer -
PSU Corsair RM850x 850W be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W
Chassis Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium Fractal Design Define R5 Windowed
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit)
Warranty Three years -
Date Reviewed November 2017 -
Cost As Reviewed £4,699 -

CPU Benchmarks

POV-Ray 3.7 All-core testing using the popular ray-tracing program
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
HandBrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.
Blender Free-to-use rendering program that stresses all CPU cores.
Lux Render Free-to-use rendering program that stresses all CPU cores.
KeyShot 7 Ray-tracing and global illumination program that scales across all cores.

Memory and Storage Benchmarks

AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge sequential performance and aggregated 4K QD32 speeds.

GPU Benchmarks

SPECwpc 2.1 Various GPU-accelerated workloads based popular professional applications.
SPECwpc Finance CPU/GPU acceleration for Monte Carlo, Black Scholes, and Binomial pricing.
Cinebench Standard OpenGL test using the GPU.
Gaming 3DMark Time Spy Default Test.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted for system idling, under Blender load, and while running 3DMark Time Spy.
Temperature Noted for system idling, under Blender load, and while running 3DMark Time Spy.
Noise Noted for system idling, under Blender load, and while running 3DMark Time Spy.

Notes

As this is our first workstation review in a while, we have decided to compare the Scan's performance against our standard test machine featuring an overclocked Core i7-6700K and reference-clocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition.

We expect the Scan machine to trounce the HEXUS test system in the CPU-centric tests, due to more lots more cores and threads, yet the GPU analysis is more interesting. The Quadro P4000 ought to be no match for the GTX 1080 Ti FE in regular GPU benchmarks, but given how optimised the Quadro drivers are for professional applications, the results may come as a surprise.