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Intel P45: The New Chipset Lacks Progress

Power Consumption Results

intel p45 chipset

intel p45 chipset

It is almost impossible to create a true apples-to-apples comparison for different motherboards, due to variations in the type and number of components used, as well as the layout and number of voltage regulator phases. However, the results are solid enough to get an impression of overall power consumption. Clearly, the P35 is the most energy efficient choice, as it delivers equal performance at smaller power requirements. Expect a difference of 5-10 W among different P35 and P45 solutions.