Compact, Powerful Punch: iBuyPower Revolt Game PC

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Power Consumption and Noise

Before bringing this article to a close, we'll take a look at power consumption of the iBuypower Revolt versus the other systems we tested. We let each system boot and sit idle before measuring idle power and then loaded down each system with both an instance of Prime95 (to load down the CPU) and Furmark (to load the GPU) before taking our full load power consumption measurements. Our goal was to give you an idea as to how much power each configuration used while idling on the desktop and while under a heavy workload. Keep in mind that this is total system power consumption being measured at the outlet.



As you can see, the Revolt sips power at idle, although it pulls just a bit more juice than the Bolt and the Alienware X51. Under load, it does better, hitting the 260W mark, which is the second lowest in our bank. The PSU is rated for 500W, so there’s plenty of headroom for these components, even at full tilt.

By dint of having a liquid cooling system on board, the Revolt is mostly an impressively quiet system. Under a normal, minimal load, the Revolt emits only a very slight hum. However, after prolonged and strenuous use (a few hours or so), we noticed that the hum got much louder and turned into a noticeable whine. You won’t run into that level of noise with the Revolt until you’ve been gaming hard for a good long while, but of course, plenty of people will be rocking marathon sessions of their favorite titles with this thing, so it’s something to bear in mind.
 
Tags:  SFF, Gaming, IBuyPower, Revolt

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