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Review: Corsair One a200

by Parm Mann on 13 April 2021, 14:01

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

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Intel Core i9-10900KF
Intel Core i7-11700K
Overclocked
No
No
No
Yes
No
Max Turbo Frequency
4.4GHz
4.7GHz
4.8GHz
4.8GHz
5.0GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
16 / 32
12 / 24
10 / 20
8 / 16
CPU TDP
65W
105W
105W
95W
125W
CPU Cooler
MSI MAG CoreLiquid 360R
Corsair Liquid Cooler
Corsair Liquid Cooler
Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 240
Corsair H100i RGB Pro XT
Motherboard
MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax
MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi
MSI Z590-A Pro
Memory
16GB Adata XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 (2x16GB)
32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB HyperX Fury Black DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
17-18-18-38-1T @ 3,600MHz
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,200MHz
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,200MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
18-22-22-42-2T @ 3,600MHz
Graphics
MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X (8GB)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11GB)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (10GB)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super Ventus XS OC (8GB)
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio (8GB)
Graphics Driver
Adrenalin 20.4.2
GeForce Game Ready 446.14
GeForce Game Ready 465.89
GeForce Game Ready 451.67
GeForce Game Ready 461.92
Primary Storage Device
512GB Adata XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SSD
1TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
1TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
512GB Adata XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SSD
1TB WD Black SN850 M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage Device
2TB Seagate Barracuda
2TB Seagate Barracuda
2TB Seagate Barracuda
2TB Seagate Barracuda
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PSU
Corsair TX650M (650W)
Corsair SF600 (600W)
Corsair SF750 (750W)
Corsair RM750X (750W)
Corsair TX750M (750W)
Chassis
MSI MPG Gungnir 110R
Corsair One
Corsair One
NZXT H511
Corsair iCue 4000X RGB
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Warranty
3 Years (3 years labour, 3 years parts, 6 months collect and return)
2 Years
2 Years
5 Years (5 years labour, 2 years parts, 6 months collect and return)
5 Years (5 years labour, 2 years parts, 6 months collect and return)
Date Reviewed
July 2020
June 2020
April 2021
July 2020
April 2021
Cost As Reviewed
£1,446
£4,000
£3,300
£2,200
£2,300

Comparison Systems

System Name
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
Intel Core i9-10900K
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Overclocked
No
No
No
No
No
Max Turbo Frequency
4.7GHz
5.3GHz
4.7GHz
4.6GHz
4.4GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
10 / 20
8 / 16
6 / 12
8 / 16
CPU TDP
105W
125W
105W
65W
65W
CPU Cooler
PCS Frostflow 240
PCS Frostflow 240
PCS Frostflow 150
Corsair H100X
Corsair H150i RGB Pro XT
Motherboard
Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
Asus ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming
Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus
Asus RoG STRIX B550-F Gaming
Asus RoG Strix B550-E 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)
16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,200MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,600MHz
16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,200MHz
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,600MHz
Graphics
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming OC (10GB)
Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Super (8GB)
XFX Speedster Merc 319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 Black (16GB)
EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black Gaming (8GB)
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming (10GB)
Graphics Driver
GeForce Game Ready 456.38
GeForce Game Ready 446.14
Adrenalin 21.1.1
GeForce Game Ready 457.30
GeForce Game Ready 456.38
Primary Storage Device
1TB Seagate FireCuda M.2 SSD
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD
500GB Seagate FireCuda 520 M.2 SSD
1TB Intel 665p M.2 SSD
1TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage Device
1TB Seagate Barracuda
-
2TB Seagate Barracuda
-
2TB Seagate Barracuda
PSU
Corsair RM750X (750W)
Corsair TX650M (650W)
Corsair TX650M (650W)
Corsair CV650 (650W)
Corsair RM650X (650W)
Chassis
Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh
NZXT H511
Corsair 4000D Airflow
NZXT H511
Corsair 4000D Airflow
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (1909)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Warranty
3 Years (3 years labour, 1 year parts, 1 month collect and return)
3 Years (3 years labour, 1 year parts, 1 month collect and return)
3 Years (3 years labour, 1 year parts, 1 month collect and return)
3 Years (3 years labour, 3 years parts, 1 year onsite)
3 Years (3 years labour, 3 years parts, 1 year onsite)
Date Reviewed
October 2020
June 2020
March 2021
November 2020
September 2020
Cost As Reviewed
£2,000
£1,850
£1,749
£1,500
£2,200

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.