CompuLab Turns An 8-Core/16-Thread Xeon, 64GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Into Fan-Less Computer

Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 17 July 2019 at 01:05 PM EDT. Page 2 of 2. 64 Comments.

Via this result file are some preliminary data points for this loaded Airtop 3.

CompuLab Airtop 3

The average CPU temperature for the Xeon over the span of hours of constant load was 68.8 degrees. During the most demanding multi-threaded workloads for a period of time it did peak into the 90s and hit thermal throttling, but as you can see most of the time was spent at 77 degrees or less. The Airtop 3 did do a good job at quickly recovering its temperatures in between benchmarks.

CompuLab Airtop 3

Here's a look at how the CPU usage looked during the various benchmarks carried out.

CompuLab Airtop 3

And also the exposed CPU power consumption via its performance counters.

CompuLab Airtop 3

There were also some RTX 4000 graphics benchmarks at the beginning and more towards the end, as you can easily tell from the GPU power consumption numbers.

CompuLab Airtop 3

The Quadro RTX 4000 remained quite cool during this preliminary round of benchmarking with idling in the mid-30s and only peaking up to 63 degrees during GPU compute benchmarks.

You can dig through the individual data on Or wanting to see how your own Linux PC compares to this fan-less, high-end PC? Simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1907164-HV-COMPULABA39.

Those wanting to learn more about the Airtop 3 right now can do so at Stay tuned for our full review of the CompuLab Airtop 3 coming up soon on Phoronix as well as using this fan-less Xeon E + RTX 4000 system for other interesting Linux/BSD benchmarks moving forward.

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