The new AMD-based system uses more power across the board, especially when it's overclocked. This is largely attributable to the high voltage levels required to hit the settings we're using. Of course
You can also thank the power-hungry dual Radeon HD 6950 configuration for that.
Despite its high power usage, the new system’s CPU and GPUs stay relatively cool. We're glad to see that AMD made a transition to 32 nm manufacturing, which seems to help facilitate a more complex processor at lower thermal output. However, Xigmatek’s Gaia cooler should probably receive most of the credit for keeping temperatures low.
- AMD's FX-6100 Gets Its Big Chance
- CPU, Motherboard, And Cooler
- Video Cards, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drive, And Optical Drive
- Assembly And Overclocking
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010 And Metro 2033
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks
- FX-6100: A Surprising Processor Bottleneck