Open the carton, just take out the mainframe, we were surprised by its appearance. The new design of seven rainbow promaster A1 case is pure white matte, very textured, air inlet and top cover are black. Rarely see this style of computer mainframe, simple and pure. Compared with the seven rainbow promaster H1, I prefer the design of promaster A1, which is visually harmonious with our office space. Our worktable and filing cabinet are all white, and the chairs are black, so this angular mainframe is like a specially customized one, and it is very pleasant to integrate with the environment. This kind of design, I think, can basically be perfectly integrated with the working environment of most design studios.
After appreciating the appearance technology, I found a place with good light and opened the cover plates on both sides of the main engine habitually, just like a driver opened the engine cover, because the internal structure and layout can let you better understand the characteristics and potential of this host. After opening the cover, the most surprising thing in the case is the recently popular geforce rtx3080 graphics card. One graphics card occupies two card positions, which seems to be very powerful. In addition, i9-10900k processor, 2tbnvme SSD + 2tbdd, 4-channel 64GB memory of 2667mhz are added. In terms of the feedback, it should not only reduce the speed of the work, but also reduce the speed of the work.
About rtxstudio authentication, we need to introduce it here. Compared with NVIDIA studio driver that designers are more familiar with, rtxstudio certification is a set of standardized productivity solutions for designers and content creators. It includes three important components: rtxstudio hardware, creative applications supporting RTX acceleration, and NVIDIA studio driver. Rtxstudio certification has strict requirements for PC configuration, and pays more attention to the comprehensive performance of PC; rtxstudio certification also optimizes most of the design software on the market with different programs, so that more efficient creation can be achieved through rtxstudio certification of computers; Rtxstudio certification is more professional and comprehensive, landing in the seven rainbow promaster series designer computer products, which is to provide designers with a high fluency and high efficiency. High restoration, undisturbed designer computer, let the creation not speed limit, also has the reference value to the user choice.
Back to the product itself, after looking at the basic information inside and outside the host, we started the use experience for about half a month. In the actual workflow, gradually test and understand the performance of this computer.
Noise can sometimes make designers very irritable, because the design work requires a high degree of concentration, and noise will always pierce this state. In terms of noise control, this host computer is much quieter than the tower workstation of a certain brand I am currently using, especially under full load, the difference will be more obvious. For example, when rendering a picture, or in real-time rendering, because the fan is running at full speed, the vibration noise and wind noise will become larger, while promaster A1 is obviously much quieter. Although the sound can still be heard, the sound is very soft, which will not affect the designers thinking. This kind of noise difference is just like the feeling of a gasoline car and an electric car. Electric vehicles also have sound, but the overall feeling is very quiet.
After using this period of time, one of the obvious feelings is agility. Whether it is the basic operation feedback, or the startup speed of large files and large software, it is very fast.
For example, in work, it is often necessary to temporarily edit an external linked file. At this time, it is necessary to start another software that can edit it. It may take only a few seconds to modify, but it takes longer to start the software. This kind of waiting is meaningless. Although it is only a few seconds or dozens of seconds, it is very painful. If you open a lot of software and leave it there, it will be troublesome to switch back and forth. This situation is much better on this computer. With i910900k, four channel 2667mhz memory, and the very critical nvmessd, the opening speed of software and files has been doubled at least. Moreover, the mvmessd has 2TB. In this way, everything except the inventory information can be put on the mvmessd, and the work efficiency is greatly improved.
Top interface panel:
The design of the interface panel of the chassis is very ingenious. The slot is moved to the top to facilitate the insertion and removal of various connecting wires. There is no need to pull out the host or drill to the bottom of the table to deal with the problem of wiring connection. At the same time, the reserved thread hole can help you to arrange the line.
In addition to convenient interface location, the number of interfaces can also meet the needs of work.
Next to the power on button, there are four USB interfaces, which should be reserved for temporary connection. There are two high-speed ports. It is convenient to connect two mobile storage devices at the same time and copy files quickly. It is very practical.
On the top interface panel, there are also multiple high-speed USB interfaces (usb3.2g2/g1/typec), which are enough to connect a variety of different peripherals, such as digital screen, digital board, scanner, desktop printer, mouse keyboard, etc. There are three DP interfaces + one HDMI at the video card, which makes it convenient for designers to connect multiple professional displays.
Feeling of software use:
It may be due to the powerful single core capability of CPU, the feedback speed of PS and AI has been greatly improved (PS and AI rely on single core speed). Due to the acceleration function of graphics card, the speed of some tools that support acceleration has been increased more. This increase in feedback speed allows designers to focus more on thinking in their work.
Keyshot is a very simple and efficient rendering software, which we often use in internal reviews. When the GPU rendering and noise reduction options are turned on, you can basically see a preview close to the final rendering in a moment. In the past, we had to wait 5-10 seconds for the same scene in the workstation to see such preview effect. In this way, during the internal review, there is no need to render a set of pictures. You can directly view any angle on the computer in real time. If you need to fine tune, you can immediately see the actual effect after adjustment, which is very helpful to improve the efficiency. GPU noise reduction map speed is also very fast, increased about 10 times, amazing. With the latest version of the software, you can use GPU rendering to complete most of the rendering work. With the software update, GPU rendering related functions will be more and more perfect. The following is the speed test with the test scenario provided by keyshot:
1. CPU real-time rendering - wait 20 seconds (lots of noise)
2. CPU + noise reduction real-time rendering - wait 10 seconds (noise disappears, but there are some mesh textures)
When the design is about to be completed, we will use 3dsmax and Vray to render the final scene. When vraygpu is rendered, it is mainly GPU and assisted by CPU. The speed is improved several times, and the noise reduction effect of AI is also very good. In terms of real-time preview, the speed and effect are also greatly improved. The combination of i910900k and geforcertx3080 can almost preview the final lighting effect while adjusting the design scheme, which is of great help to the improvement of work efficiency and work experience. In addition, 2667mhz four channel memory and high-speed solid-state disk make the whole process very smooth. The support of various mainstream software for GPU rendering is also gradually improved, which is the trend of the times.
The overall feeling is that this is a very suitable computer for designers to use, which can save a lot of time for the design workflow and make the design work more smooth. The overall feeling is: quiet, quick response, easy to use interface, software acceleration effect is remarkable. In addition, the cost performance is also good. If it is self-assembled, the same configuration may be more expensive, and lack of debugging, stability will be poor, and there is no overall after-sales guarantee. The overall experience of this evaluation is very good. I hope the promaster series of qirainbow will be better and better. We will only use domestic computers / workstations in the future. Source: editor in charge of mass news: Chen Tiqiang_ NB6485
This is a very suitable for designers to use the computer, can save a lot of time for the design workflow, but also can make the design work more smooth. The overall feeling is: quiet, quick response, easy to use interface, software acceleration effect is remarkable.
In addition, the cost performance is also good. If it is self-assembled, the same configuration may be more expensive, and lack of debugging, stability will be poor, and there is no overall after-sales guarantee.