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Review: Corsair One Elite

by Parm Mann on 29 May 2018, 15:00

Tags: Corsair, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), MSI

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems - Part One

System Name Asus ROG G20CI Chillblast Fusion Vector Corsair One Elite Corsair One Pro Cyberpower Infinity X77 Titanium Cyberpower Ultra 7 GTX
CPU Intel Core i7-7700 Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Overclocked No No No Yes Yes No
Max Turbo Frequency 4.2GHz 4.7GHz 4.7GHz 4.5GHz 4.7GHz 4.3GHz
CPU Cores / Threads 4 / 8 6 / 12 6 / 12 4 / 8 4 / 8 8 / 16
CPU TDP 65W 95W 95W 91W 91W 105W
CPU Cooler Asus ROG G20CI Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Corsair liquid cooler Corsair One Cooler Master MasterLiquid 120 Cooler Master Seidon 240V
Motherboard Asus ROG G20CI Asus Prime Z370-A MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC MSI Z270I Growler MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Asus Prime B350-Plus
Memory 16GB DDR4 (1x16GB) 32GB DDR4 (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 (2x16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Adata XPG Z1 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed 17-17-17-39-2T @ 2,400MHz 17-17-17-39-2T @ 2,400MHz 16-18-18-35-2T @ 2,666MHz 16-16-16-36-2T @ 2,400MHz 15-17-17-35-2T @ 3,000MHz 16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,000MHz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Inno3D GeForce GTX 1080 Ti X2 11GB MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk 11GB MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Seahawk 8GB MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk 11GB MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero ITX 8GB
Primary Storage Device 512GB SanDisk X400 SSD 500GB Samsung 960 Evo SSD 512GB Samsung PM961 SSD 960GB Corsair Force Series LE SSD 16GB Intel Optane Memory Accelerator 240GB Adata Ultimate SU650 SSD
Second Storage Device 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 4TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD - 3TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Optical Drive DVD Writer - - - DVD Writer -
PSU Asus ROG G20CI (230W + 180W, external) Aerocool Integrator (700W, internal) Corsair SF500 Gold (500W, internal) Corsair SF400 Gold (400W, internal) Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite (600W, internal) Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite (500W, internal)
Chassis Asus ROG G20CI Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB Corsair One Corsair One Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 Nvidia Edition Cooler Master MasterBox MB500
Operating System Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10
Warranty One year Five years (two years collect-and-return, five years labour) Two years (parts and labour, to an authorised centre - Scan in the UK) Two years (parts and labour, to an authorised centre - Scan in the UK) Three years (one-month collect-and-return, two-year parts, three-year labour) Three years (one-month collect-and-return, two-year parts, three-year labour)
Date Reviewed April 2017 December 2017 May 2018 March 2017 June 2017 April 2018
Cost As Reviewed £2,100 £2,700 £2,700 £2,269 £1,999 £1,369

Comparison Systems - Part Two

System Name MSI Trident 3 Arctic PC Specialist Apollo Zen Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop Scan 3XS Carbon Fluid Xp Scan 3XS Z370 Vengeance Q Scan 3XS Z370 Vengeance Ti
CPU Intel Core i7-7700 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i7-8700K
Overclocked No No No Yes Yes Yes
Max Turbo Frequency 4.2GHz 4.0GHz 4.7GHz 4.6GHz 4.8GHz 5.0GHz
CPU Cores / Threads 4 / 8 6 / 12 6 / 12 10 / 20 6 / 6 6 / 12
CPU TDP 65W 95W 95W 140W 95W 95W
CPU Cooler MSI Trident 3 Cooler Master Hyper 212X Nofan CR-95C Black Pearl IcePipe EK Liquid Loop Noctua NH-D15S Fractal Design Celsius S24
Motherboard MSI MS-B9061 Asus Prime B350-Plus Asus Prime Z370-A Asus RoG Strix X299-E Gaming Asus RoG Strix Z370-H Gaming Asus RoG Strix Z370-F Gaming
Memory SK hynix 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed 17-17-17-39-2T @ 2,400MHz 15-15-15-51-1T @ 2,133MHz 14-16-16-31-2T @ 2,400MHz 16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz 15-17-17-35-2T @ 3,000MHz 15-17-17-35-2T @ 3,000MHz
Graphics MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero ITX 8GB XFX Radeon RX 570 RS Black Edition 4GB Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX 4GB Nvidia Titan Xp 12GB MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8GB EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 iCX 11GB
Primary Storage Device 256GB Intel 600p Series SSD 250GB WD Blue SSD 250GB Samsung 960 Evo SSD 512GB Samsung 960 Pro SSD 250GB Samsung 960 Evo SSD 500GB Samsung 960 Evo SSD
Second Storage Device 1TB Hitachi Travelstar HDD 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD - 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 2TB WD Blue HDD 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Optical Drive - - - - - -
PSU Delta Electronics (330W, external) Corsair VS550 (550W, internal) Nofan P-500A Silent (500W, internal) Corsair RM650X (650W, internal) Corsair RM650X (650W, internal) Corsair RM650X (650W, internal)
Chassis MSI Trident 3 PCS SR-620 Jonsbo UMX4 Zone Black Window Fractal Design Define S Fractal Design Define C Fractal Design Meshify C
Operating System Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10
Warranty Two years (on-site collect and return) Three years (one-month collect-and-return, one-year parts, three-year labour) Two years (parts, labour and collect-and-return) Three years (first year onsite, second and third year return-to-base with parts and labour) Three years (first year onsite, second and third year return-to-base with parts and labour) Three years (first year onsite, second and third year return-to-base with parts and labour)
Date Reviewed April 2017 June 2017 November 2017 August 2017 November 2017 October 2017
Cost As Reviewed £1,799 £949 £1,770 £4,000 £1,700 £2,300

CPU and Storage Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU.
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.

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.

Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark Time Spy and Time Spy Stress Test.
Gaming A selection of modern titles are tested at various resolutions.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted for system idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and while gaming.
Temperature Noted for CPU idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and while gaming.