Instead of using our usual mini-ITX test kit, AMD and MSI have kindly given us an A88XI AC motherboard and A10-7700K APU for our new HTPC test kit. We'll be using this for all future HTPC case reviews so this is why the graph is a little lonely at the moment - we'll be adding to it shortly.
We've also thrown in Raijintek's Pallas low-profile CPU cooler. This has enough cooling capacity to deal with the 95W TDP of the APU and to emphasize a case with good cooling - sadly something smaller heatsinks fall short of. We load the APU using Prime95 and record the peak delta T (software-measured temperature minus the ambient air temperature) using HW Monitor. There are no GPU results as the GPU is built into the chip so we just list the CPU result.
- AMD A10-7700K
- MSI A88XI AC
- 4GB Corsair 1,600MHz DDR3
- BeQuiet Straight Power E9 400W PSU
- Raijintek Pallas CPU cooler
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