MSI unexpectedly takes the lead from Intel, which is known to optimize for power, in this consumption metric, though only by a small margin.
Foxconn’s Quantumian-1 is a cool operator, while ECS’ voltage circuitry runs a little warm. We also found that Foxconn has a supremely stable voltage regulator, though it wasn’t the best overclocker.
We put both average performance and average power consumption on a percent scale and subtract 100% from the findings to zero out the chart. This shows that MSI’s 6% lower-than-average power consumption gives its boards a 6% higher-than-average efficiency rating.
- LGA 2011 Motherboards, Just A Little Cheaper
- ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB
- X79 Extreme6/GB UEFI
- Asus P9X79 Pro
- P9X79 Pro UEFI
- ECS X79R-AX
- X79R-AX UEFI
- Foxconn Quantumian-1
- Quantumian-1 UEFI
- Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3
- GA-X79-UD3 UEFI
- Intel DX79SI
- DX79SI UEFI
- MSI X79A-GD65 (8D)
- X79A-GD65 (8D) UEFI
- Test Settings And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 3
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: StarCraft II
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Which X79-Based Motherboard Is Right For You?