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Intel NUC 9 Extreme "Ghost Canyon" NUC9i9QNX Review (Page 10)

Shannon Robb | Apr 15, 2020 at 8:00 am CDT - 0 mins, 36 secs time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: IntelModel: NUC9i9QNX

Power Consumption

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At Idle, the Ghost Canyon with the RTX 2070 in tow sips power at 35W. The GPU, when pushed, can jump that number up to the 250+ range. The CPU alone stressed climbs us up to 118W, which is not too bad considering it's still carrying the discrete GPU.

Thermals

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Thermal is an area where I feel the team did very well. The combination of the vapor chamber and optimized chassis and cooling design meant that under sustained load, we averaged out at 76.2C after an hour of loading. The more constricted and compact Hades Canyon saw an average of 85.2 with spikes into the 91-92C area.

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Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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