With out tweaking any settings, and with fan curves left at Falcon Northwest’s defaults, the Intel Core i9-13900KS was doing that insane 320+ watt desktop processor factor (hitting over 350 watts at occasions), and nonetheless sustaining excessive clocks of this pre-overclocked specimen. The Core i9-13900KS is a ridiculous product, however it’s nonetheless very spectacular. Toasty, however spectacular. (We go in-depth into the thermal traits of this CPU within the video.)
As to the GPU, our system’s NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 was a PNY mannequin, the XLR8 Gaming VERTO EPIC-X RGB, and this produced outcomes typical for this GPU, whereas remaining very quiet. These slim consumption followers are an ideal thought for in the present day’s monster GPUs. In a 24 – 25 C room this graphics card by no means exceeded 70 C, which is very spectacular contemplating each the compact enclosure and the low noise output.
Talking of noise, the very best studying I might get from my SPL meter, positioned simply 12 inches away from the FragBox, was 42.5 dBA throughout a punishing Blender multi-core workload that pushed all the CPU cores to 100%. Gaming was effectively under this (sub-40 dBA), and I solely actually observed system noise throughout these all-core Core i9-13900KS benchmarks.