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Review: Chillblast Fusion Trigger GTX 1660 Ti

by Parm Mann on 3 May 2019, 15:00

Tags: Chillblast, AMD (NYSE:AMD), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems - Part One

System Name
CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i7-8700
Overclocked
No
No
No
No
No
Max Turbo Frequency
3.9GHz
4.7GHz
5.0GHz
4.3GHz
4.6GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
6 / 12
6 / 12
8 / 16
8 / 16
6 / 12
CPU TDP
65W
95W
95W
105W
65W
CPU Cooler
AMD Wraith Max
Corsair liquid cooler
Corsair liquid cooler
Cooler Master Seidon 240V
MSI RGB CPU Fan
Motherboard
Asus Prime B450-Plus
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
MSI Z370I C2018
Asus Prime B350-Plus
MSI B360M Bazooka
Memory
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
8GB DDR4 (1x8GB)
Memory Speed
20-19-19-43-1T @ 2,666MHz
16-18-18-35-2T @ 2,666MHz
16-18-18-35-2T @ 2,666MHz
16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,000MHz
17-17-17-39-2T @ 2,400MHz
Graphics
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC 6GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk 11GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero ITX 8GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GB
Primary Storage Device
250GB WD Black SN750 SSD
512GB Samsung PM961 SSD
512GB Samsung PM961 SSD
240GB Adata Ultimate SU650 SSD
128GB Transcend SSD230S SSD
Second Storage Device
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
16GB Intel Optane + 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Optical Drive
-
-
-
-
DVD Writer
PSU
TBC
Corsair SF500 (500W, internal)
Corsair SF600 (600W, internal)
Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite (500W, internal)
Delta GPS-550LB H (500W, internal)
Chassis
Corsair Carbide Series Spec-06 RGB
Corsair One
Corsair One
Cooler Master MasterBox MB500
MSI Infinite A
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Warranty
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)
One year
Date Reviewed
May 2019
May 2018
March 2019
April 2018
July 2018
Cost As Reviewed
£950
£2,700
£3,400
£1,369
£1,399

Comparison Systems - Part Two

System Name
CPU
Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Core i5-9400F
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Intel Core i7-8086K
Intel Core i9-9900K
Overclocked
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Max Turbo Frequency
4.9GHz
4.1GHz
3.9GHz
5.0GHz
5.0GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 8
6 / 6
6 / 12
6 / 12
8 / 16
CPU TDP
95W
65W
65W
95W
95W
CPU Cooler
MSI Low-profile
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
Scan Hydro 240
Corsair Hydro Series H100i Pro RGB
Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro
Motherboard
MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Asus Prime H310-Plus
Asus TUF B450M-Plus Gaming
Asus RoG Strix Z370-F Gaming
Asus RoG Maximus XI Hero
Memory
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
8GB DDR4 (2x4GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
Memory Speed
19-19-19-43-2T @ 2,666MHz
16-16-16-39-2T @ 2,400MHz
16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,000MHz
15-17-17-35-2T @ 3,000MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
Graphics
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ventus OC 8GB
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Twin Fan 6GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS OC 6GB
Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Dual OC 8GB
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra Gaming 11GB
Primary Storage Device
512GB Samsung PM981 SSD
256GB Intel 760p SSD
500GB Seagate BarraCuda 2.5in SSD
500GB Samsung 970 Evo SSD
1TB Samsung 970 Evo SSD
Second Storage Device
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Optical Drive
-
-
-
-
-
PSU
650W, internal
Corsair VS450 (450W, internal)
Corsair CX550M (550W, internal)
Corsair TX550M (550W, internal)
Corsair RM750X (750W, internal)
Chassis
MSI Trident X
Fractal Design Focus G
Fractal Design Define Mini C TG
NZXT H500i
NZXT H700
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Warranty
Two years
Three years (one-month collect-and-return, one-year parts, three-year 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)
Three years (first year onsite, second and third year return-to-base with parts and labour)
Date Reviewed
February 2019
April 2019
February 2019
September 2018
October 2018
Cost As Reviewed
£2,699
£899
£970
£2,400
£3,400

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.

System and Gaming Benchmarks

PCMark 10 The tests in this benchmark cover a wide range of activities from everyday productivity tasks to demanding work with digital media content.
3DMark 3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs.
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 for GPU while gaming.