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Review: PCSpecialist Infinity LC

by Parm Mann on 24 September 2021, 14:01

Tags: PC Specialist, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Intel Core i7-11700K
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Intel Core i7-11700
Overclocked
No
No
No
No
No
Max Turbo Frequency
4.4GHz
4.8GHz
5.0GHz
4.9GHz
4.9GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
12 / 24
8 / 16
16 / 32
8 / 16
CPU TDP
65W
105W
125W
105W
65W
CPU Cooler
MSI MAG CoreLiquid 360R
Corsair Liquid Cooler
Corsair H100i RGB Pro XT
Corsair H100i RGB Pro XT
PCS FrostFlow 100 RGB V3
Motherboard
MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax
MSI Z590-A Pro
Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus
Asus TUF Gaming B560-Plus WiFi
Memory
16GB Adata XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 (2x8GB)
32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (4x8GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
17-18-18-38-1T @ 3,600MHz
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,200MHz
18-22-22-42-2T @ 3,600MHz
16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,200MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
Graphics
MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X (8GB)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (10GB)
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio (8GB)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled (16GB)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC (12GB)
Graphics Driver
Adrenalin 20.4.2
GeForce Game Ready 465.89
GeForce Game Ready 461.92
Adrenalin 21.9.1
GeForce Game Ready 471.11
Primary Storage Device
512GB Adata XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SSD
1TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
1TB WD Black SN850 M.2 SSD
1TB Samsung 980 Pro M.2 SSD
512GB PCS M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage Device
2TB Seagate Barracuda
2TB Seagate Barracuda
-
4TB Seagate IronWolf Pro
1TB Seagate Barracuda
PSU
Corsair TX650M (650W)
Corsair SF750 (750W)
Corsair TX750M (750W)
Corsair RM1000x (1,000W)
Corsair CV550 (550W)
Chassis
MSI MPG Gungnir 110R
Corsair One
Corsair iCue 4000X RGB
Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
Corsair Carbide 175R RGB
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (21H1)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (21H1)
Warranty
3 Years (3 years labour, 3 years parts, 6 months collect and return)
2 Years
5 Years (5 years labour, 2 years parts, 6 months 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)
Date Reviewed
July 2020
April 2021
April 2021
September 2021
July 2021
Cost As Reviewed
£1,450
£3,300
£2,300
£3,300
£1,200

Comparison Systems

System Name
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Intel Core i5-11600K
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Intel Core i7-10700
Overclocked
No
No
No
No
No
Max Turbo Frequency
4.7GHz
4.9GHz
4.6GHz
4.4GHz
4.8GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
6 / 12
6 / 12
8 / 16
8 / 16
CPU TDP
105W
125W
65W
65W
65W
CPU Cooler
PCS Frostflow 150
Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Grey
Corsair H100X
Corsair H150i RGB Pro XT
Zotac Magnus One
Motherboard
Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus
Asus ROG Strix B560-F Gaming WiFi
Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming
Asus ROG Strix B550-E Gaming
Zotac Zbox H470
Memory
16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 (2x8GB)
8GB Adata DDR4 (2x4GB)
Memory Speed
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,600MHz
16-18-18-36-2T @ 3,200MHz
16-18-18-36-1T @ 3,200MHz
18-22-22-42-1T @ 3,600MHz
17-17-17-39-2T @ 2,400MHz
Graphics
XFX Speedster Merc 319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 Black (16GB)
EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra Gaming (8GB)
EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black Gaming (8GB)
Asus GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming (10GB)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB)
Graphics Driver
Adrenalin 21.1.1
GeForce Game Ready 466.11
GeForce Game Ready 457.30
GeForce Game Ready 456.38
GeForce Game Ready 471.41
Primary Storage Device
500GB Seagate FireCuda 520 M.2 SSD
1TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
1TB Intel 665p M.2 SSD
1TB Corsair MP600 M.2 SSD
1TB Kingston A2000 M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage Device
2TB Seagate Barracuda
-
-
2TB Seagate Barracuda
-
PSU
Corsair TX650M (650W)
Corsair TX650M (650W)
Corsair CV650 (650W)
Corsair RM650X (650W)
500W 80+ Platinum
Chassis
Corsair 4000D Airflow
Corsair 4000D Airflow
NZXT H511
Corsair 4000D Airflow
Zotac Magnus One
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (20H2)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (2004)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (21H1)
Warranty
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)
3 Years (3 years labour, 3 years parts, 1 year onsite)
3 Years
Date Reviewed
March 2021
April 2021
November 2020
September 2020
July 2021
Cost As Reviewed
£1,750
£1,600
£1,500
£2,200
£1,740

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 gaming.
Power Consumption System-wide mains power draw recorded when idle and when gaming.
Noise System noise output measured when idle and when gaming.