Overclockers UK Evolution Envy Mini Gaming PC Review

by - 7 years ago

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Acoustic, Power & Thermal Performance


Acoustic Performance

Under idle conditions, the Evolution Envy Mini is extraordinarily quiet which makes for a glorious desktop experience. However, the radiator fans ramp up during extreme stress which leads to fairly loud operation. It’s not obnoxiously loud though and falls within a similar bracket to larger ATX systems. Overall, the noise output is quite good when you factor in the constricted airspace.

NOISE OCUK ENVY MINI

Power Consumption

The Haswell refresh architecture implements a wide array of power saving techniques to create absurdly low idle wattage demands. Once overclocked, the 4790K’s 4.5 GHz frequency remains relatively efficient under extreme load and was well within the 550 watt power supply’s safe limits. Similarly, the GTX 970 consumes a mere 145 watts and features a very impressive TDP.

TDP OCUK ENVY MINI

Thermal Performance

In terms of thermal performance, the Evolution Envy Mini exceeded my expectations and wasn’t overawed by our rigorous testing procedure. Rather surprisingly, the overclocked CPU remained cool for an ITX-based system. Additionally, the GTX 970’s temperature to performance ratio is shockingly good and reduces heat build-up throughout the chassis.

TEMPS OCUK ENVY MINI

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A Closer Look
  3. Testing & Methodology
  4. Synthetic Benchmarks
  5. Gaming Peformance
  6. CPU & Memory Performance
  7. Storage and USB Performance
  8. Networking Performance
  9. Acoustic, Power & Thermal Performance
  10. Final Thoughts
  11. View All

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