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Chillblast Fusion Centauri Ryzen Threadripper Ultimate Review (w/ 2 x GTX 1080 Ti)

To test the Chillblast Fusion Centauri Ryzen Threadripper Ultimate, we have pushed it through a broad array of benchmarks and tests. We have tested CPU performance, GPU performance, drive performance, thermals and power usage to give a comprehensive view of the desktop.

Here are the benchmarks you can expect to find in this review:

  • Cinebench R15
  • SPECviewperf 12.1
  • LuxMark 3.1 & Blender 2.79
  • Adobe Media Encoder CC 2017
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike

This machine is designed for professional users, but it’s also a great-looking rig with two high-end consumer graphics cards. To that end, we’ve also used high-end games to put the two GTX 1080 Ti cards through their paces.

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Witcher 3

We’ve compared the Chillblast Fusion Centauri Ryzen Threadripper Ultimate with the two Armari machines we’ve already mentioned. We’ve also compared it with the Scan 3XS GW-HT35 – an older machine, but one that came with two Xeon processors and was even more expensive than the Chillblast. That’s so we can see just how far technology has progressed in a couple of years.

Here are their specifications:

Armari Magnetar S16T-RW850G2 Specifications:

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X @4GHz
  • Armari SPX-A57LX Water Cooling
  • 64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 SDRAM @ 2,933MHz
  • Asrock X399 Taichi Motherboard
  • 16GB HBM AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Graphics
  • 512GB Samsung SM961 M.2 NVMe PCI Express SSD
  • 4TB Western Digital Gold Datacenter 7,200rpm SATA HDD
  • LiteOn Slimline SATA DVD-RW
  • 1000W Gold Efficiency PSU
  • Armari Magnetar S-Series Chassis
  • Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • 3 Years Warranty (1st Year On-Site, 2nd and 3rd Years RTB Parts and Labour)

Price: £4,554.00 inc VAT (Buy from Armari HERE)

Armari Magnetar S18X-RD850G2 Specifications:

  • Intel Core i9 7980XE @3.8GHz
  • Armari SPX-A57LX Water Cooling
  • 64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 SDRAM @ 3,600MHz
  • ASUS PRIME X299-A Motherboard
  • 12GB GDDR5X NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Xp Graphics
  • 480GB Kingston KC1000 M.2 NVMe PCI Express SSD
  • 4TB Western Digital Gold Datacenter 7,200rpm SATA HDD
  • LiteOn Slimline SATA DVD-RW
  • 1000W Gold Efficiency PSU
  • Armari Magnetar S-Series Chassis
  • Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • 3 Years Warranty (1st Year On-Site, 2nd and 3rd Years RTB Parts and Labour)

Price: £5,754.00 inc VAT (Buy from Armari HERE)

Scan 3XS GW-HT35 Specifications:

  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2687W V3 @ 3.1GHz
  • 64GB Crucial ECC Registered DDR4 SDRAM @ 2,133MHz
  • ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS Motherboard
  • 512GB Samsung 850 Pro SATA III 6Gb/s SSD
  • 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATA III 6Gb/s 7,200rpm HDD
  • 12GB GDDR5 NVIDIA Quadro M6000 Graphics
  • 2x 3XS customised Corsair H80 water cooling
  • 1,000W Corsair RM PSU
  • Fractal Design Define XL Titanium Grey chassis
  • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
  • 3 Years warranty, 1 Year Onsite, 2 Years RTB

Price: £9,179 inc VAT & Delivery (Buy from SCAN HERE)

We’ve also compared the Chillblast with a handful of gaming machines – because the Fusion Centauri does also include two overclocked consumer graphics cards and its high-end water-cooling loop, which indicates that it’s also meant for gaming enthusiasts.

The PC Specialist Apollo X01 includes a single GTX 1080 Ti and costs £2,149, while the Overclockers UK Infin8 Express MK3 deploys two GTX 1080 cards and costs £4,500.

Finally, we’ve also locked and loaded the PC Specialist Leviathan X, which cost £3,899 when it was released and uses two Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) cards.

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