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Review: PCSpecialist Vector T9A-R

by Parm Mann on 7 August 2020, 12:01

Tags: PC Specialist, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Workstations

System Name
HEXUS Workstation
CPU
Intel Core i9-10940X
Intel Core i9-10980XE
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
Overclocked
No
No
No
Yes
CPU Base Frequency
3.3GHz
3.0GHz
3.7GHz
2.9GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
4.8GHz
4.8GHz
4.5GHz
4.3GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
14 / 28
18 / 36
32 / 64
64 / 128
CPU TDP
165W
165W
280W
280W
CPU Cooler
Corsair Liquid Cooler
Noctua NH-D15
Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3
Cooler Master ML360
Motherboard
ASRock X299E-ITX/ac
MSI Creator X299
TRX40 Aorus Pro WiFi
Asus ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha
Memory
64GB DDR4 (4x16GB)
64GB DDR4 (4x16GB)
64GB DDR4 (4x16GB)
128GB DDR4 (4x32GB)
Memory Speed
18-18-18-43-2T @ 2,666MHz
16-18-18-38-2T @ 2,933MHz
16-17-17-35-52-1T @ 3,000MHz
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,600MHz
Graphics
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
Nvidia Titan RTX 24GB
Nvidia Titan RTX 24GB
Graphics Driver
Nvidia Studio 442.19
Nvidia Studio 442.19
Nvidia Studio 451.77
Nvidia Studio 451.77
Primary Storage
2TB Samsung PM981 M.2 SSD
1TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
2TB Seagate FireCuda 520 M.2 SSD
2TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage
-
-
4TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5in HDD
4TB Samsung 860 Evo 2.5in SSD
PSU
Corsair SF750
Corsair HX1000
Corsair RM850x
Corsair AX1600i
Chassis
Corsair One
be quiet! Dark Base 700
Fractal Design Meshify S2
Fractal Design Define 7
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro (1909)
Windows 10 Pro (1909)
Windows 10 Home (2004)
Windows 10 Pro (2004)
Warranty
Two years
N/A
Three years
Three years
Date Reviewed
February 2020
N/A
August 2020
August 2020
Cost As Reviewed
£4,300
£4,100
£5,700
£11,000

Benchmark Suite

CPU
Cinebench R20 This popular cross-platform benchmark examines both single- and multi-core performance.
Blender We render the 230MB Cosmos Laundromat scene in this popular open-source creation suite.
V-Ray Next Another standalone application to help test how fast hardware renders.
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.
GPGPU
AIDA64 Measures GPGPU compute performance using various OpenCL workloads.
V-Ray Next The free test is this time used to gauge GPU rendering performance.
System
PCMark 10 A comprehensive set of tests that cover the wide variety of tasks performed in the modern workplace.
VRMark With a 5K rendering resolution, the Blue Room test thoroughly examines a system's VR credentials.
3DMark We run Time Spy Extreme, a 4K DirectX 12 benchmark to test both GPU performance and stability.
Workstation
SPECwpc 3.0.4 Measures key aspects of workstation performance based on diverse professional applications.
Vitals
Power Consumption System-wide mains power draw recorded when idle and when rendering via Blender.
CPU Temperature Core temperature recorded when idle and when rendering via Blender.
GPU Temperature GPU temperature recorded when idle and when running the 3DMark Time Spy Extreme stress test.
Noise System noise output measured when idle and when rendering via Blender.