The top two overclocking motherboards are also the least efficient, even at stock speed with the full set of CPU power controls enabled in BIOS.
The most power-efficient motherboard, Intel’s DP55KG, still has the second-highest VRM temperatures. This isn’t too surprising, since its competitors use elaborate heat pipe assemblies to distribute thermal load.
Dividing average performance by average power consumption puts Intel in the lead over MSI, with top-overclockers Asus and EVGA falling to the bottom, even at stock speeds.
- Mainstream Parts For High-End Systems?
- Features Comparison Tables
- Asus P7P55D Deluxe
- EVGA P55 FTW
- Gigabyte P55A-UD6
- Intel DP55KG
- MSI P55-GD80
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Far Cry 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky And World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency