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 the extremely excessive clocks of this pre-overclocked specimen. The Core i9-13900KS is a ridiculous product, but it surely’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 right this moment’s monster GPUs. In a 24 – 25 C room this graphics card by no means exceeded 70 C, which is particularly spectacular contemplating each the compact enclosure and the low noise output.
Talking of noise, the 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 nicely beneath this (sub-40 dBA), and I solely actually observed system noise throughout these all-core Core i9-13900KS benchmarks.