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Review: Scan 3XS Vengeance RTX Fluid Extreme

by Parm Mann on 28 November 2019, 14:00

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

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems - Part One

System Name
CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i7-9700K
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Overclocked
No
No
No
No
No
Max Turbo Frequency
3.9GHz
5.0GHz
4.3GHz
4.9GHz
4.4GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
6 / 12
8 / 16
8 / 16
8 / 8
8 / 16
CPU TDP
65W
95W
105W
95W
65W
CPU Cooler
AMD Wraith Max
Corsair liquid cooler
Cooler Master Seidon 240V
MSI Low-profile
Corsair Hydro Series H100x
Motherboard
Asus Prime B450-Plus
MSI Z370I C2018
Asus Prime B350-Plus
MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Asus TUF X470-Plus Gaming
Memory
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
20-19-19-43-1T @ 2,666MHz
16-18-18-35-2T @ 2,666MHz
16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,000MHz
19-19-19-43-2T @ 2,666MHz
16-18-18-36-1T @ 2,933MHz
Graphics
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC 6GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero ITX 8GB
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ventus OC 8GB
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Super Mini 8GB
Primary Storage Device
250GB WD Black SN750 M.2 SSD
512GB Samsung PM961 M.2 SSD
240GB Adata Ultimate SU650 M.2 SSD
512GB Samsung PM981 M.2 SSD
500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SSD
Second Storage Device
2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5in HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5in HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5in HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5in HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5in HDD
PSU
TBC
Corsair SF600 (600W, internal)
Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite (500W, internal)
650W, internal
Corsair TX550M (550W, internal)
Chassis
Corsair Carbide Series Spec-06 RGB
Corsair One
Cooler Master MasterBox MB500
MSI Trident X
Corsair Carbide Series 275R
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)
Three years (one-month collect-and-return, two-year parts, three-year labour)
Two years
Three years (one-month collect-and-return, one-year parts, three-year labour)
Date Reviewed
May 2019
March 2019
April 2018
February 2019
August 2019
Cost As Reviewed
£950
£3,400
£1,369
£2,699
£1,399

Comparison Systems - Part Two

System Name
CPU
Intel Core i5-9400F
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Overclocked
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max Turbo Frequency
4.1GHz
3.9GHz
4.9GHz
4.3GHz
4.3GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
6 / 6
6 / 12
8 / 16
16 / 32
12 / 24
CPU TDP
65W
65W
95W
105W
105W
CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
Scan Hydro 240
Corsair Hydro X
Corsair Hydro X
Corsair Hydro X
Motherboard
Asus Prime H310-Plus
Asus TUF B450M-Plus Gaming
Asus RoG Strix Z390-F Gaming
Asus RoG Crosshair VIII Hero
Asus RoG Strix X570-F Gaming
Memory
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
8GB DDR4 (2x4GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
64GB DDR4 (4x16GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
Memory Speed
16-16-16-39-2T @ 2,400MHz
16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,000MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
14-14-14-34-1T @ 3,200MHz
16-17-17-35-1T @ 3,600MHz
Graphics
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Twin Fan 6GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS OC 6GB
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition 11GB
Nvidia Titan RTX 24GB
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition 11GB
Primary Storage Device
256GB Intel 760p M.2 SSD
500GB Seagate BarraCuda 2.5in SSD
960GB Corsair MP510 M.2 SSD
2TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
2TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
Second Storage Device
2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5in HDD
1TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5in HDD
2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5in HDD
2TB Samsung 860 QVO 2.5in SSD
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PSU
Corsair VS450 (450W, internal)
Corsair CX550M (550W, internal)
Corsair RM650X (650W, internal)
Corsair RM850X (850W, internal)
Corsair RM850X (850W, internal)
Chassis
Fractal Design Focus G
Fractal Design Define Mini C TG
Corsair Carbide Series 678C
Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB
Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Warranty
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)
Three years (first year onsite, second and third year return-to-base with parts and labour)
Date Reviewed
April 2019
February 2019
June 2019
November 2019
August 2019
Cost As Reviewed
£899
£970
£3,800
£7,000
£4,000

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.