Benchmark Results: Power Usage And Noise
Power consumption and acoustics are the two areas where the smaller, cheaper CyberPower baseline system looks better than the overclocked, triple-card Origin Millennium. While the Origin system is certainly faster in our CPU benchmark suite, it uses about 100 W more, on average, than the CyberPower system.
When we disregard the time it takes to complete our benchmarks, but instead look solely at energy consumption, the CyberPower baseline system consumes less than 60 percent of the power that the Millennium uses. However, the Origin system finishes the suite a full 30 minutes sooner. So, if time is money and your machine is constantly cranking through calculations, the extra speed is definitely worthwhile.
Our sound measurements also come out in favor of the CyberPower system. Despite being small, it’s very quiet, barely tipping our Pyle sound level meter above the ambient noise baseline, even under load. The Origin Millennium is reasonably quiet as well, especially considering its heavily overclocked CPU and trio of graphics cards. Neither system should be all that noticeable when gaming, unless you like playing stealth games at low volume in a quiet room.