Thermal Testing – CPU/GPU
With a desktop-class CPU, it's easy to see a relatively small chassis having some issues and struggling to keep heat under control. There's only so much one can do, but this isn't necessarily the hottest CPU, either. Oddly, the separate, thick, heatpiped solution is capable of moving quite a bit of heat away from the CPU, even when running at 4.5GHz.
NZXT's CAM software was used to log the temperature while playing Star Wars Battlefront for 30 minutes to gather a realistic workload. Battlefront is a well-optimized game that makes use of the GPU and CPU with a high enough load to exceed what most people might actually use on a daily basis, unless you're running Furmark all day.
Things are very well controlled. The only issue might be that the GPU is reaching a point where it might start to throttle. The CPU on its own, when stressed via eight separate instances of World Community Grid's Mapping Cancer application, would only reach a maximum of 67-degrees Celsius, leading to the conclusion that the GPU is the hottest component in here.
Lots of heat moving tends to mean a fan that's rotating quickly enough to support keeping temperatures low. In such a mobile chassis, we're limited by the size of the fans that can be used, thus increasing the propensity for noise and having higher-pitched fan noise as a result.
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