Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC Review

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Power Consumption & Noise

Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored how much power our test systems consumed using a power meter. Our goal was to give you all an idea as to how much power the base platform configuration used while idling and while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the processors alone.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

The ZBOX ID80 Plus is a power friendly machine that has a bigger thirst for juice than the other systems we compared it with, but is still acceptable. We measured idle power consumption at 24W, much of which we attribute to the discrete GPU, and 51W when fully loaded using a dangerous combination of Prime95 and FurMark. You're not likely to reach the same type of load in your day-to-day computing, but it does give us an idea of an absolute worst case scenario.

With low power consumption comes low noise, or at least that's the supposed to be the case. And in this instance, it is. Even under load, you have to really listen to hear the ZBOX ID80 Plus. There's no noticeable whir or other noise pollution that will interfere with your movie viewing sessions, even during quiet scenes.

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