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Review: Scan 3XS Z97 Vengeance 780

by Parm Mann on 11 July 2014, 15:00

Tags: SCAN, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems

System Name Gigabyte Brix Pro PC Specialist Magma A10 PC Specialist Vanquish Mini 130 Scan 3XS Z87 Hadron Hydro Scan 3XS Z97 Vengeance 780 Zotac Zbox Sphere OI520
Overclocked No No No Yes Yes No
CPU Intel Core i7-4770R @ up to 3.9GHz AMD A10-7850K @ up to 4.0GHz Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.2GHz Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.7GHz Intel Core i5-4200U @ up to 2.6GHz
CPU Cores / Threads 4 / 8 4 / 4 2 / 4 4 / 8 4 / 8 2 / 4
CPU TDP 65W 95W 54W 84W 88W 15W
CPU Cooler Gigabyte Brix Pro reference AMD reference Intel reference Custom EVGA liquid cooling Corsair Hydro Series H80 Zotac Zbox Sphere reference
Motherboard Gigabyte M4HM87P Asus A88XM-Plus Asus H81I-Plus EVGA Z87 Stinger Asus Z97-K Zotac reference
Memory G.Skill 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) (added) Kingston Hyper-X Beast 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) Kingston Hyper-X Genesis 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB DDR3 (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) Crucial 4GB DDR3 (1x4GB)
Memory Speed 11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz 11-1211-30-1T @ 2,133MHz 11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz 11-11-11-27-2T @ 2,133MHz 11-11-11-27-2T @ 2,133MHz 11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz
Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Pro 5200 AMD Radeon R7 - - - Intel HD 4400
Discrete Graphics - - Palit GeForce GTX 660 2GB EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ACX 3GB EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX 3GB -
Sound Card Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio Onboard audio Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 Onboard audio
Primary Storage 180GB Intel mSATA SSD (added) 1TB Seagate ST1000DX001 SSHD 1TB Toshiba HDD 500GB Samsung Evo SSD 256GB SanDisk X110 SSD 500GB Samsung ST500LM012 HDD
Secondary Storage - - - - 2TB WD Green HDD -
Optical Drive - Samsung DVD Writer Lite-On DVD Writer Slot-loading DVD Writer Samsung DVD Writer -
PSU Gigabyte (135W, external) Corsair VS350 (350W, internal) Corsair VS450 (450W, internal) EVGA 1U PSU (500W, internal) Corsair RM550 (550W, internal) Delta Electronics (65W, external)
Chassis Gigabyte Brix Pro Aerocool DS Cube Red Edition Cooler Master Elite 130 EVGA Hadron Hydro Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Zotac Zbox Sphere
Operating System Windows 8.1 (64-bit, added) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit, added)
Standard Warranty Two years Three years (one-year collect-and-return, one-year parts, three-year labour) Three years (one-year collect-and-return, one-year parts, three-year labour) Three years (first year onsite, second year return-to-base with parts and labour, third year return-to-base with labour only) Three years (first year onsite, second year return-to-base with parts and labour, third year return-to-base with labour only) Two years
Approx. System Cost £750 £469 £550 £1,949 £1,423 £420

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU.
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
HandBrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Memory and Storage Benchmarks

AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge sequential performance and aggregated 4K QD32 speeds.

System and Gaming Benchmarks

PCMark 8 System-wide examination that uses the Home preset, run with OpenCL acceleration.
3DMark DX11, run at the Firestrike default test.
Aliens vs. Predator 1,920x1,080 resolution, 2xAA, 4xAF, medium quality.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted for system idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and for GPU playing Aliens vs. Predator.
Temperature Noted for CPU idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and for GPU playing Aliens vs. Predator.

Notes

The 3XS Z97 Vengeance 780 is the second overclocked gaming rig to enter the HEXUS labs since the introduction of our new test suite. We're including benchmark results from a selection of much cheaper small-form-factor PCs, though do bear in mind they are only a point of reference and cannot be directly compared.