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Athlon II X4 630 or Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Power usage

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July 13, 2010 12:58:14 AM

I know the Athlon X4 and the Phenom are pretty well matched, but how does the power consumption of these three cpu's compare?


AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8GHz Socket AM3

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz
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July 13, 2010 1:11:25 AM

They are all theoretically different.
Athlon IIx4: 95W TDP
Phenom IIx2: 80W TDP
Athlon IIx2: 65W TDP

TDP is related to power draw and very reflective of it. So the Athlon IIx2 will draw the least and the Athlon IIx4, the most power.
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July 13, 2010 1:13:17 AM

Thanks for coming back to answer my question, I was really hoping for an approx. wattage that can be expected at idle and full load. Sorry that wasn't clear
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July 13, 2010 1:21:49 AM

They'll all be within 5W of each other idle if your using CnQ, under load it'll vary, but not by a dramatic amount. I think the Phenom II X2 has actually been proven to draw more power than the Athlon II X4 in some tests, but they're usually really close to one another even under load.
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July 13, 2010 2:14:36 AM

Thanks loneninja
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July 13, 2010 2:14:46 AM

Best answer selected by pvcrisp.
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