The Corsair ONE from the gaming expert of the same name is to get revised features. The manufacturer wants to revise not only the processor, but also the graphics card of the popular compact tower PC. The maximum configuration, which is appropriately named “Pro”, is supposed to feature a powerful GeForce RTX 3080 in addition to a Ryzen 9 5950X. Thus, Corsair dares to switch from Intel to AMD in its Pro version of the ONE. We take a closer look at the Corsair ONE a200 and i200.
At first glance, everything is the same
When you look at a200 and i200 in their new edition, you won’t notice anything earth-shattering at first. Quite the contrary. Both cases look exactly the same as their predecessor. But why make changes when it was so well received by hardcore gamers?! Thus, Corsair still relies on a massive case, which should probably also score in the new edition with a high material quality, great workmanship and a convincing user-friendliness. However, things look different when you take a closer look at the inner workings. Here, Corsair has redesigned the processor and graphics card in particular.
Corsair ONE (Pro) a200
We’ll start off with the new AMD models. Let’s first take a look at the CPU. Corsair no longer relies on a Ryzen 3000 from AMD here. Instead, the gaming expert now installs a Ryzen 5000. Corsair also proves courage for new things with the GPU.
While a GeForce RTX 2000 was still at work in the predecessor model, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 is now used. In particular, Corsair relies on the RTX 3080 here and leaves the buyer with the choice between a Ryzen 9 5900X as well as a Ryzen 9 5950X (Pro model).
Corsair ONE i200
Those who would rather have a CPU from Intel will have to be satisfied with a “standard version” in the new edition of the Corsair ONE. The Pro model is only available with an AMD processor. The reason for this is that Intel simply did not release a new HEDT generation. This is just one example of how AMD is gaining momentum in the race between the two big CPU manufacturers. Namely, manufacturers who want as much performance as possible with the highest possible energy efficiency are increasingly turning to AMD’s Ryzen family.
Last year, there was still the Pro i200. It was equipped with an Intel Core i9 10940X. However, it could not even keep up with the standard model of the Corsair One a100 with Ryzen 9 3950X in terms of performance. It is therefore hardly surprising that Corsair refrains from releasing a Pro version with an Intel CPU this time. This could look different in the next version. However, Intel would have to increase performance a bit for this.
Prices and availability
Those interested in the new editions of the popular compact gaming behemoth can hit the official Corsair website now. While the MSRP of the Corsair ONE i200 starts at 4,159.90 Euros, we could not find out a price for the model with AMD CPU yet.