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Review: PCSpecialist Gladius R7

by Parm Mann on 9 October 2020, 14:01

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

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Intel Core i7-9700KF
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9-10900KF
Intel Core i9-9900K
Overclocked
No
No
No
Yes
No
Max Turbo Frequency
4.4GHz
4.9GHz
4.7GHz
4.8GHz
5.0GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
8 / 8
16 / 32
10 / 20
8 / 16
CPU TDP
65W
95W
105W
95W
95W
CPU Cooler
MSI MAG CoreLiquid 360R
Corsair iCue H115i RGB Pro XT
Corsair Liquid Cooler
Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 240
MSI Custom
Motherboard
MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi
Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi
MSI MPG Z390i Gaming Edge AC
Memory
16GB Adata XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB HyperX Fury Black DDR4 (2x8GB)
64GB Samsung DDR4 (2x32GB)
Memory Speed
17-18-18-38-1T @ 3,600MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,200MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
19-19-19-43-2T @ 2,666MHz
Graphics
MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X (8GB)
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super WindForce OC (8GB)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11GB)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super Ventus XS OC (8GB)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Ventus (11GB)
Graphics Driver
Adrenalin 20.4.2
GeForce Game Ready 442.74
GeForce Game Ready 446.14
GeForce Game Ready 451.67
GeForce Game Ready 441.66
Primary Storage Device
512GB Adata XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SSD
1TB Adata XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SSD
1TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
512GB Adata XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SSD
1TB Samsung PM981a M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage Device
2TB Seagate Barracuda
-
2TB Seagate Barracuda
2TB Seagate Barracuda
2x 2TB Seagate BarraCuda Compute
PSU
Corsair 650TXM (650W)
Corsair RM750X (750W)
Corsair SF600 (600W)
Corsair RM750X (750W)
FSP650-57SAB (650W)
Chassis
MSI MPG Gungnir 110R
Corsair iCue 465X RGB
Corsair One
NZXT H511
MSI Prestige P100
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (1909)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (1909)
Warranty
3 Years
3 Years
2 Years
3 Years
2 Years
Date Reviewed
July 2020
March 2020
June 2020
July 2020
April 2020
Cost As Reviewed
£1,446
£1,790
£4,000
£2,200
£2,500

Comparison Systems

System Name
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
Intel Core i9-10900K
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Intel Core i9-10900K
Overclocked
No
No
No
No
Yes
Max Turbo Frequency
4.7GHz
5.3GHz
4.7GHz
4.4GHz
5.0GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
10 / 20
16 / 32
8 / 16
10 / 20
CPU TDP
105W
125W
105W
65W
125W
CPU Cooler
PCS Frostflow 240
PCS Frostflow 240
PCS Frostflow 240
Corsair H150i RGB Pro XT
NZXT Kraken Z73
Motherboard
Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
Asus ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming
Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
Asus RoG Strix B550-E Gaming
Asus ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming
Memory
16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (2x16GB)
Memory Speed
16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,200MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
16-20-20-38-1T @ 3,000MHz
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,600MHz
15-17-17-35-2T @ 3,000MHz
Graphics
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming OC (10GB)
Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Super (8GB)
Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Super X (8GB)
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming (10GB)
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black (11GB)
Graphics Driver
GeForce Game Ready 456.38
GeForce Game Ready 446.14
GeForce Game Ready 441.41
GeForce Game Ready 456.38
GeForce Game Ready 445.87
Primary Storage Device
1TB Seagate FireCuda M.2 SSD
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD
500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SSD
1TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
2TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage Device
1TB Seagate Barracuda
-
2TB Seagate Barracuda
2TB Seagate Barracuda
-
PSU
Corsair RM750X (750W)
Corsair 650TXM (650W)
Corsair 650TXM (650W)
Corsair RM650X (650W)
Corsair RM850X (850W)
Chassis
Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh
NZXT H511
Lian Li Lancool II
Corsair 4000D Airflow
NZXT H710
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (1909)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (1909)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (1909)
Warranty
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
Date Reviewed
October 2020
June 2020
April 2020
September 2020
May 2020
Cost As Reviewed
£1,999
£1,850
£2,000
£2,200
£3,300

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, HDR10, 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.