CyberPower Syber Vapor PC Gaming Console Review

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Power Consumption and Noise

Power consumption isn't always a major consideration for PC gamers, though the resulting heat output is. Also of concern is noise, especially for a system that's destined for the living room. The power measurement chart is one of the few graphs in which smaller numbers are better.

Power Test
Real World Performance
To test the power draw, we let the system sit for several minutes after booting and recorded the wattage for our idle measurement. We then ran a dangerous combination of Prime95 and FurMark to fully stress the CPU and GPU and let it run until the wattage no longer increased. This gave us our load rating.

Syber Vapor

At 305W under the load, the Syber Vapor is right in line with the Digital Storm Vanquish II and Falcon Northwest Tiki, give or take a few watts. However, its idle measurement of just 38W has them both beat, along with all other systems, save for the Alienware Alpha rig that uses mobile graphics.

Noise


Nobody wants to hear whirring fans over their TV's audio. And you won't with the Syber Vapor, unless you manage to stress the CPU and GPU to their max like we did above. At that point, the case fan and CPU cooler kick things into high gear. It's not obnoxiously loud like a hair dryer or vacuum, but you can definitely hear that some active cooling is taking place.

For the most part, however, the Syber Vapor is a quiet machine.

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