Passively Cooled Core i9: Impact Display Solutions IMP-3654-B1-R Mini PC Review
Idling demands between 6 W and 9 W to be very similar to what we recorded on the latest Intel Frost Canyon NUC. Running more stressful loads like 3DMark 06 will draw upwards of 46 W.
We’re able to record a maximum draw of 69.7 W from the small (10.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm) 65 W AC adapter after initiating Prime95. However, this high of a consumption lasts for only 20 seconds before falling slightly to 64 C as shown by our graphs below. The initial boost corresponds with our Prime95 stress test observations above where the maximum clock rate of 2.6 GHz was also only attainable for about 20 seconds.
If CPU clock rates throttle to 800 MHz as mentioned earlier in the review, power consumption will fall even further to just 28 W.