Temperature and Power Consumption
The power consumption of the NSG-S0 is where it should be, indicating that even under these heavy synthetic loads the system doesn't throttle. That's great news, as I was afraid the system might have throttled, but it didn't.
Yes, the unit gets super-hot under IBT and Furmark running at the same time for two hours (this is longer than our normal thermal testing). Linus Tech Tips had also done a video and ran the system for three days under heavy load, and it survived, I just wanted to see how hot it really gets.
We do get a hot reading at idle where the PWM controller of the CPU's VRM is, but at full load, the GPU's heat towers over that of the CPU. It might also be why the GPU's radiator system is twice as big as the CPU's. The GPU and system survived, but I wouldn't touch its VRMs.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and System]
- Page 3 [Teardown of the NSG-S0]
- Page 4 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 5 [Test Setup and Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Temperature and Power Consumption]
- Page 7 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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