The PCCom Platinum assembled by PcComponentes is the first equipment to arrive in our PCWorld newsroom with two of the great innovations that can today integrate the most powerful computers of this 2021, always thinking of an environment Game or game lovers.
On the one hand we have the new generation Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K processor with which it is possible to achieve clock speeds of 5500 MHz that will not leave anyone indifferent. As a luxury companion, the GeForce RTX 3090 OC graphics card, which is currently Nvidia’s flagship.
Design and build quality
As it seems logical, to ensure the success of a computer with a large configuration like the one analyzed here, it is practical to pack these components High that we have mentioned, with a suitable box that guarantees correct heat dissipation.
So the Equipment high-end, everything is integrated in a tower box of the brand Model Corsair iCUE 5000X in black and with large details in tempered glass that allow us to visualize the beauty of its interior at all times with the well-lit components.
The case is characterized by the guarantee of space and accessibility, since it is not only possible to remove the side cover to access the components, but we can also easily remove the front or top glass to access the fans.
In its front part we find three large ones (120 mm), while in the upper part there are two more responsible for sucking the air and expelling it through the upper part. The vents are magnetic dust covers that are easy to adhere to the chassis for quick response.
In essence, with this choice of case, the PcCom Platinum team ensures optimal operating temperatures of the components, even when clock speeds are increased to maximum, with minimal noise as the system tackles less tasks. intense.
The engineers at PcComponentes did a great job inside, as can be seen, with tidy wiring that is mostly hidden away, as well as easy access to all the components inside.
This would only improve the location of the SSDs loaded with storage, moved to the bottom of the case next to the power supply, and hidden under a rack for which a screwdriver will have to be used.
The power supply is located in the lower part of the box, common in these large systems, with the model 850W Modular Gold of power and an efficiency certification of 80 to guarantee power to all the components you want to add.
At the top of the chassis you will find part of its keyboard, with the power button, another reset button, as well as two USB A connectors, another USB C and the headphone output.
The rest of the connections and ports are located at the back of the box, you will see that absolutely nothing is missing. To the usual USB and Thunderbolt, we must add the 2.5 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet port, optical audio output, as well as two BNC connectors to activate two external WiFi antennas.
Specifications and performance
There are several keys that make this computer one of the most powerful when it comes to playing with the graphics of the most advanced games. The chosen processor is the 3.5 GHz eight-core Intel Core i9-11900K processor belonging to the Rocket Lake family with which to compete with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X.
In order to perform safe overclocking practices and increase processing speeds up to 5.5 GHz for graphics intensive gaming, the PC is equipped with Corsair iCUE H115i Elite liquid cooling to maintain manageable temperatures.
This processor is surrounded by powerful graphics Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity OC with 24 GB of GDDR6X which has an output type HDMI 2.1 and 3 DisplayPort. Without a doubt, this is a big bet as we will see below in the benchmark tests.
The final loop is defined by the motherboard Asus ROG STRIX Z590 with built-in Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, along with two 16GB dual channel 3600MHz DDR4 RAM modules (32GB total) and a 1TB Samsung 980 Pro SSD along with another 2TB SSD.
Using Cinebench R20, we can see that Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake takes its first technical victory slightly beating the Ryzen 9 5900X. Yes, it’s really a draw, but when an old 14nm process can be likened to a 7nm process, it’s not bad at all.
It is more useful to compare the tenth generation part with that of the 11th generation from Intel. This is where we can see the 11th Gen Rocket Lake surpassing the 10th Gen Comet Lake chip by almost 20%.
The conclusion here is that Intel’s Rocket Lake chipset with good graphics like the GeForce RTX 3090 has a lot to say compared to what we’ve seen from the competition from AMD, matching it and exceeding in certain tasks.
Based on other evidence reference As is the case with PCMark 10, we see how the obtained figure of 8632 allows us to be very optimistic about the lower values obtained with the PC configurations with AMD’s Ryzen 8 5900X with which we obtained lower values. as the graph shows.
When it comes to graphics, the RTX 3090 Trinity OC offers incredible speed. With one of the more advanced games like Far Cry New Dawn, when running on 4K and Ultra settings, we’re averaging 115fps well above the 102fps you get with the RTX 3080.
With another game like Wofenstein Youngblood, the RTX 3090 manages to hit 175 fps with quality set to 4K, a far cry from the 158 fps launched by its younger sister. In 3DMark with Night Raid the score is 72926 and with Time Spy the value is 17,834.
Regarding the noise level, the system remains silent as long as the workload that the CPU has to cope with remains below 60% of its performance.
Already running Cinebench R20 and focusing on all the cores available to the processor to handle the maximum number of threads, the Core i9’s temperature rose to 55 ° C, increasing noise by 20% when all heatsinks were cranking up. .
Once again it is proven that the best system for maintaining high temperatures, especially in summer, there is nothing better than using a liquid cooling kit like the one with this system.
In fact, pushing the system to the limit with the overclocking, we checked that the temperature of the processor always remained constant with maximums which in no case exceeded 57 ºC, which the graph exceeded with 3DMark up to values of 77 ºC (see graph).
Pricing and availability
The team analyzed PcCom Platinum, which corresponds to the code PCCOMPTMI911RT39, is part of the complete catalog of desktop computers that PcComponentes sells through its website and in its physical stores.
You’ll find it priced at $ 4,524.64, which isn’t suitable for any pocket, but it’s what you need to acquire the most advanced technology, like Core i9-11900K processor configuration, architecture Nvidia with GeForce RTX graphics card. 3090, or the 32 GB of RAM.
We have put the equipment to the test in different environments and truth be told, you will be hard pressed to find this task where the PcCom Platinum computer setup really struggles to tackle.
You will be able to play the best games in 4K quality with the maximum graphics effects settings, and you will have no problem with all these titles to come in the years to come.
You will easily manipulate panoramic screens and virtual reality headset environments, in addition to being able to take advantage of the higher display frequencies of gaming monitors with frequencies of 240 or 300 Hz.
Now, if you are only after being able to play games at 1080p qualities, we recommend that you don’t invest so much money in a computer that you won’t take advantage of all the potential that lies within.
You should know that the brand’s PcCom equipment modality allows components to be fully personalized, thanks to its ‘Configurator’ which is very useful when it comes to personalizing your computer and being able to save money on components that are less interesting to you.
In short, the Core i9-11900K gives the system the fastest performance to date in this section for gaming enthusiasts, but you should also know that in return it becomes the most expensive solution with the power consumption. the highest. .
The price is high, but not so much considering the current situation with graphics cards. We searched for the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity OC, of which there is no availability, and is priced at $ 2,328.43, which tells us how crazy the market is.
If you want to get the most out of the graphics, with a good processor, you have to choose to buy a full computer setup, as the possibility of purchasing this high-end graphics is still somewhat surreal in the short term.
- Model PcCom Platinum Intel Core i9 11900K / 32GB / 1TBSSD + 2TB / RTX3090
- Caja tower tower format Corsair iCUE 5000X ATX RGB
- 80 Plus Gold Modular 850W Power Supply
- 3.5 GHz Intel Core i9-11900K processor (5.5 GHz with overclocking)
- Corsair iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooling
- Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity OC graphics card with 24 GB GDDR6X
- Placa Base Asus ROG STRIX Z590-F GAMING WIFI
- Memory: DDR4 3600MHz 32GB 2X16GB CL18
- Storage: 2TB SATA3 and Samsung 980 Pro 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- Video connectors: HDMI x 1 (version 2.1), DisplayPort x 3 (DisplayPort 1.4a)
- Front connections: 2 X USB 3.0; 1 HD audio; 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C; Reset and
- Rear connections: 2 USB 2.0; 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1), 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2; 2 USB C 3.2 Gen 2; 5 audio outputs; optical output; WiFi-AP antenna connector: 1
- Dimensions 520 x 245 x 520 mm
- Does not include Windows operating system