CyberpowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780 mITX System Review
Boot Times, Power Consumption, & Temperature Testing
Over the course of the evening and through the various restarts of testing, I kept an eye on Boot Racer to watch the system boot times. Each time the system would reboot it would record the time it took for the system to be ready. Through out the night the CYBERPOWERPC Zeus Mini-I 780 averaged 26.43 seconds to boot up and complete all of the start up items.
System Power Consumption
Loading up the Intel Core i7-4770K and sitting idle the two systems were pretty close together when it comes to the power consumption. Sitting idle, the CYBERPOWERPC Zeus Mini-I 780 was pulling 59 Watts at the wall while the Legit Review Test bench was only pulling 1 Watt less at 58 Watts. When I loaded up the processor with the AIDA64 system stability test, the Zeus Mini-I 780 was pulling 160 Watts while the LR test bench was a bit less at 145 Watts at the wall. The biggest difference showed up while running 3DMark Firestrike. The Zeus Mini-I 780 was pulling 362 Watts at the wall while the LR bench was pulling 232 Watts at the wall. It doesn’t come as much of a shocker as the difference in the graphics cards easily explains that. The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked certainly pulls more power than the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II does.
During the temperature testing my office is sitting at a comfortable 67 degrees farenheight (19.5c). While the system was sitting idle both the Intel Core i7 4770K and the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked card were at a cool 32 degrees Celsius. I loaded up the CPU with the AIDA 64 system stability test and checked the temperature with the latest version of the Intel XTU software. After running the system stability test for 15 minutes the peak temperature the 4770K hit was 92 degrees Celsius. The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked graphics card temperature hit 80 degrees Celsius when loaded up with in Tomb Raider.