Alienware Alpha Intel-Powered SFF Gaming PC: Consoles Beware

Article Index

Power Consumption and Noise

Power consumption isn't always a major consideration for PC gamers. Even so, it’s worth taking a look at the kind of power draw you can expect from your prospective PC: some systems are bigger power hogs than you might realize. The power measurement chart is one of the few graphs in which smaller numbers are better.

Power Test
Real World Performance

The Alienware Alpha really shines when it comes to power consumption. The system used only 24.3 Watts at idle in our test, which is the lowest we've seen from a gaming PC in recent memory. It fared well under load, too, pulling a mere 106 Watts.


As for noise, the Alpha is a quiet little PC. It's nearly silent during ordinary use. Get a game going, and the Alpha purrs a bit, but even that is too quiet to bother anyone. I barely noticed the noise when it sat on my desk and I couldn't hear it at all when the system sat on my TV stand. Noise isn't going to be an issue with the Alpha.

Tags:  Dell, SFF, Gaming, PC, Alpha, Alienware

Related content