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Review: PC Specialist Scimitar MK1

by Tarinder Sandhu on 3 April 2020, 14:01

Tags: PC Specialist

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name
HEXUS Gaming PC
CPU
AMD Ryzen 9 3900
Intel Core i7-9700KF
Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Core i9-9900K
Overclocked
No
No
Yes
No
Max Turbo Frequency
4.3GHz
4.9GHz
4.8GHz
5.0GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
12 / 24
8 / 8
6 / 12
8 / 16
CPU TDP
65W
95W
95W
95W
CPU Cooler
Corsair H100i RGB Pro CT
Corsair iCue H115i RGB Pro XT
Fractal Design Celsius S24
MSI Custom
Motherboard
Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi
Asus ROG Maximus X Hero
MSI MPG Z390i Gaming Edge AC
Memory
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
G.Skill Trident Z 32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
Samsung 64GB DDR4 (2x32GB)
Memory Speed
18-22-20-42-1T @ 3,600MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
14-14-14-34-2T @ 3,200MHz
19-19-19-43-2T @ 2,666MHz
Graphics
Asus Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Super Evo V2 (8GB)
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super WindForce OC (8GB)
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio (11GB)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Ventus (11GB)
Graphics Driver
GeForce Game Ready 442.50
GeForce Game Ready 442.74
GeForce Game Ready 442.50
GeForce Game Ready 441.66
Primary Storage Device
500GB Seagate FireCuda 520 M.2 SSD
1TB Adata XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SSD
256GB WD Black M.2 SSD
1TB Samsung PM981a NVMe SSD
Secondary Storage Device
-
-
1TB Crucial MX300 SATA SSD
2x 2TB Seagate BarraCuda Compute
PSU
Corsair RM750X (750W)
Corsair RM750X (750W)
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 (1,000W)
FSP650-57SAB (650W)
Chassis
Corsair iCue 465X RGB
Corsair iCue 465X RGB
be quiet! Dark Base 700
MSI Prestige P100
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Warranty
3 Years
3 Years
N/A
2 Years
Date Reviewed
March 2020
March 2020
N/A
March 2020
Cost As Reviewed
£1,990
£1,790
N/A
£3,000

Comparison Systems

System Name
CPU
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Overclocked
No
Max Turbo Frequency
4.7GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
16 / 32
CPU TDP
105W
CPU Cooler
PCS Frostflow 240
Motherboard
Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
Memory
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
16-20-20-38-1T @ 3,000MHz
Graphics
Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Super X (8GB)
Graphics Driver
GeForce Game Ready 441.41
Primary Storage Device
Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SSD 500GB
Secondary Storage Device
Seagate Barracuda 2TB
PSU
Corsair 650TXM (650W)
Chassis
Lian Li Lancool II
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Warranty
3 Years
Date Reviewed
April 2020
Cost As Reviewed
£1,999

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 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 benchmark testing both sequential and random 4K storage performance.
System
PCMark 10 A set of tests covering a 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 test of 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.