Energy, Thermals, and Noise
Beneath a full CPU load (Blender, 5 consecutive runs of the Classroom render check), the very best quantity I noticed was 461 watts on the wall. 435 watts was a typical draw underneath CPU load, with lighter workloads underneath 400 watts, whole. When the graphics card was doing many of the work, the ability draw topped out at 501 watts on the wall.
As to thermals, I centered on the processor right here, as this was cooled utilizing a Lenovo resolution, and the NVIDIA graphics card used its personal inventory cooling. The Threadripper PRO 5995WX is a really power-hungry half, and when all cores had been harassed for some time (the identical 5 consecutive Blender Classroom checks from the ability draw testing) common core temperatures hit 75.3 C (~17 C ambient).
As to noise, underneath full CPU load the system stayed under 40 dBA, with the very best noticed noise degree at 39.3 dBA with the meter positioned simply 12 inches from the entrance panel. I used to be a bit anxious after I noticed that the CPU followers had been solely 80 mm (and the case followers aren’t a lot larger), however the system is properly balanced and the followers don’t spin quicker than needed.