Earlier our Community Editor Nick (@Techmo) reported our hands-on impression of a new V EVT prototype. Now that our team has completed reviewing the development sample, here I bring you a handful of meaningful discoveries behind the scene.
We carefully tuned the speaker via Realtek Audio Console to provide a reference point for our engineering team to improve the default music listening experience. Clearer tune separation was achieved with a few up and down tweaks to the equalizer. We recorded a before/after comparison video using a microphone plugged into the prototype; have a listen yourself and see if you can tell the difference!
Moving forward, our engineers will focus on optimizing the sound balance and sound stage based on our recommendation.
Modifying the power level at which the prototype’s CPU runs is as simple as entering two sets of numbers in its basic input-output system (BIOS).
Combined with adjustments to the firmware, these settings will allow us to provide great presets, such as complete silence and maximum performance. We will preserve as many options in the BIOS for advanced users as possible to allow them to dial in their ideal settings to best match their use case.
The prototype comes equipped with a two-point linear fan profile that allows adjustment to its start- and endpoints.
We will explore the possibility of implementing a fan curve control in the BIOS and optimize fan profile based on noise level measurement of fan speed in 10% installments.
This has been the first phase of optimizing the speakers, power levels, and fan curve of the new V; besides, we are looking into improving details such as the color matching and gap tolerances around the entire housing. More testing will be conducted as development continues to the next stage, design validation testing (DVT). So stay tuned, and talk to you in the comments!