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Review: AWD-IT 465X Ryzen 9 3900

by Parm Mann on 16 March 2020, 09:01

Tags: AWD-IT, AMD (NYSE:AMD), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name
HEXUS Gaming PC
CPU
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
Intel Core i7-8700K
Overclocked
No
Yes
Max Turbo Frequency
4.3GHz
4.8GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
12 / 24
6 / 12
CPU TDP
65W
95W
CPU Cooler
Corsair H100i RGB Pro CT
Fractal Design Celsius S24
Motherboard
Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
Asus ROG Maximus X Hero
Memory
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
G.Skill Trident Z 32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
Memory Speed
18-22-20-42-1T @ 3,600MHz
14-14-14-34-2T @ 3,200MHz
Graphics
Asus Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Super Evo V2 (8GB)
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio (11GB)
Graphics Driver
GeForce Game Ready 442.50
GeForce Game Ready 442.50
Primary Storage Device
500GB Seagate FireCuda 520 M.2 SSD
256GB WD Black M.2 SSD
Second Storage Device
-
1TB Crucial MX300 SATA SSD
PSU
Corsair RM750X (750W)
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 (1,000W)
Chassis
Corsair iCue 465X RGB
be quiet! Dark Base 700
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Warranty
3 Years
N/A
Date Reviewed
March 2020
N/A
Cost As Reviewed
£1,990
N/A

Benchmark Suite

CPU
HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark tests the single-thread power of the CPU.
Cinebench Release 20 This popular cross-platform benchmark examines both single- and multi-core performance.
Blender 2.82 We render the 72MB Classroom scene in this popular open-source creation suite.
Memory and Storage
AIDA64 Benchmark that accurately depicts memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Free-to-use storage benchmark testing both sequential and random 4K drive performance.
System
PCMark 10 A comprehensive set of tests that cover the wide variety of tasks performed in the modern workplace.
VRMark Using the DirectX 12 API, the Cyan Room test examines a system's VR credentials.
3DMark We run Time Spy, a QHD DirectX 12 benchmark, to test both GPU performance and stability.
Gaming
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Tested in DX11, with 4x MSAA and Ultra quality settings.
Far Cry: New Dawn Tested in DX11, with TAA, Ultra quality settings and HD textured enabled.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Tested in DX11, with FXAA and Maximum quality settings.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Tested in DX12, with TAA and Highest quality settings.
Vitals
CPU Temperature Core temperature recorded when idle and when rendering via Blender.
GPU Temperature GPU temperature recorded when idle and when playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Power Consumption System-wide mains power draw recorded when idle and when playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Noise System noise output measured when idle and when playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Notes

We're taking this opportunity to update our benchmark suite for systems. New additions include Cinebench Release 20 and Blender 2.82, as well as the latest releases of AIDA64 and CrystalDiskMark. Gaming benchmarks have also been standardised across systems.

As the AWD-IT 465X Ryzen 9 3900 is the first rig to be tested using the new suite, we're using our soon-to-be-retired Intel 8th Gen test platform as a comparison. It will be interesting to see how a modern-day Ryzen build fares alongside an Intel system from late 2017.