Vibox Element X Green Gaming PC Review

by - 7 years ago

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Acoustic, Power & Thermal Performance


Acoustic Performance

There was only a negligible increase in the system’s noise output between idle and load conditions. Under extreme load, the amount of noise produced is extremely low and makes for a magnificent gaming experience. However, the idle results are bizarre and pretty loud for an ATX system. Thankfully, this can be rectified by reducing the fan’s RPM values during low power states.

noise vibox ele

Power Consumption

As you might expect, the R9 380 consumes more wattage than NVIDIA’s highly efficient Maxwell architecture. Additionally, the FX-6300 utilizes a higher TDP than Intel chips. Once combined, this results in acceptable load results but the idle wattage is less than ideal. However, when you factor the price differences between AMD and other hardware, it’s not a major problem.

tdp vibox ele

Thermal Performance

It’s impossible to directly compare this AMD-based system to Intel alternatives as the differences in TJMax and core architecture skews the real results. Nevertheless, the CPU’s load temperatures are within thermal limits and the overclock is completely stable. Additionally, the GPU attained excellent temperatures thanks to MSI’s Twin Frozr V cooler. Overall, the thermals under extreme stress are pretty good especially when you take into account the 4.4 GHz frequency and compact water cooling unit.

stabilitytest vibox 1

temps vibox ele

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
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