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Ultra -Modern but classic
The One a200 uses the same design as the One series since its debut in 2017. It may be too early to call it timeless, but it sure looks like.
The sleek exterior is made of sculpted l panels that fit together perfectly. Their thickness gives the a200 a tank feel. For a visual touch, two RGB areas on the front panel look great without being over the top. This tower does not have bad angles.
The cooling of the One a200 is mainly driven by a 140mm fan behind the top grille. It draws air upward through tiny triangular perforations in the side panels, behind which are the liquid cooling radiators for the processor and graphics card. This is a great way to keep the system cool.
Expelling hot air through the top of the chassis away from the user. The One a200 automatically turns off its fans when temperatures are low enough for quiet operation, but even under load, the top fan is barely audible. The only downside to this cooling system is that it makes upgrades difficult. But dismantling this tower is undoubtedly possible.
For connectivity, you'll find a headphone jack, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port on the front panel. rear panel h like everything else, starting with the base with one HDMI video output and three DisplayPort video outputs.
The motherboard, an ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming model -ITX / ax, offers a concise selection of four USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (one of type A and one of type C), Ethernet and three audio jacks (microphone, line in and line out) ).
The antennas are for the included Intel AX200 wireless card, which supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.
Punch above its weight: compare the One a200
The powerful componentsts from the Corsair allow it to compete with much larger towers, so I pitted it against several for our benchmark comparisons. Their basic specifications are shown in the table below. As you can see, the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 mid-tower is the only one of this batch to sport an AMD graphics card, in particular a Radeon RX 6800 XT .
Meanwhile, the HP Omen 30L packs a GeForce RTX 3080 like the One a200, while the smaller Dell XPS Desktop changes to a GeForce RTX 3070 .
Latest update is the smallest tower but the one that should be the most powerful, the Origin PC Chronos, which combines a 16 cores CPU Ryzen 9 5950X with a GeForce RTX 3090 . Let's see what's going on. (Learn more at how we test desktops .)
Storage, media and processor testing
Neither the Corsair One a200 nor the MSI Aegis RS has completed what is normally our first general productivity benchmark, UL 's PCMark 10 Overall Performance Assessment. This is not without precedent for high-end desktops with brand new hardware. That said, it's not a real loss, as its powerful components would have crushed the simulated web browsing, video streaming, and office productivity workloads in the test. The One a200 joined the others in our PCMark 8 storage subtest, scoring over 5,000 points, as do most modern SSD systems. (This test does not show a decisive advantage for PCI Express 4.0 drives.)
Next, a pair of CPU tightening tests: Cinebench R15 emphasizes all CPU cores and threads available while rendering a complex image, while in our Handbrake test, we put a stopwatch on systemsas they transcode a 12 minute clip of 4K video to 1080p.
As you might expect, the Chronos and its 16-core motor outperformed the One a200, but nothing else touched it. As noted, the Corsair is available with the Ryzen 9 AMD's 16-core 5950X in the unlikely event you crave more multithreaded muscle power.
The last test in this section is photo editing. We are using an early version. Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2018 to apply 10 complex filters and effects to a standard JPEG image, timing each operation and adding up the total. This test is not as rigorously CPU-centric as Cinebench or Handbrake, putting the performance of the storage, memory and GPU subsystem is at stake.
The excellent performance of the Corsair's Ryzen processor is visible, but the Core chipMSI's i7 "Rocket Lake " is not far away. Each of these tricks would smoke quickly for advanced Photoshop tasks.
Graphics and Gaming Tests
Our first two performance tests in this section use game simulations to measure the graphics performance of a PC. In UL's 3DMark, we run DirectX 11 Sky Diver (lightweight, capable of running on integrated graphics) and Fire Strik e (more demanding, for high-end gaming PCs) tests. The overlay of Unigine Corp. is the other; it uses a different renderer to produce a complex 3D scene.
The scores of One a200 were as high as they should be in both tests. The Aurora equipped with AMD Radeon has does better in 3DMark Fire Strike, but 1080p Overlay results show the two are on par when it comes to pure GPU.
We also try real games, runAnt the built-in benchmarks of Far Cry 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider at different resolutions. Far Cry 5 uses DirectX 11, while we are switching Rise of the Tomb Raider to DirectX 12.
The One a200 continues Corsair's winning formula for a tower space-saving and powerful game. Its AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor and its Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU have produced impressive results.'excellent results in our benchmarks, in line with much larger desktops. Impressively, it does so while remaining almost silent and, of course, looking beautiful as the One range always has.
To be sure, there are more affordable ways to get into the game, but aside from the expense, the Corsair just ticks off just about every other item on our wishlist and earns Editor's Choice recognition in this elite class.
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