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The Truth About PC Power Consumption

Test Setup

Platform
CPU IAMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (65nm ; 2600 MHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
CPU IIIntel Core 2 Duo E6400 (65nm ; 2130 MHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard IAsus Crosshair, Rev : 1.04
Motherboard IIFoxconn Mars, Rev : A.03Chipset : Intel P35, BIOS 21.09.2007
RAMCorsair CM2X1024-8888C4D2x 1024 MB DDR2-800 (CL 5-5-5-15 2T)
Hard Disk DriveSamsung HD321KJ320 GB, 7,200 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA/300
DVD-ROMSamsung SH-S183
Graphics CardGigabyte GV-NX86S256HGPU : Geforce 8600 GTS (675 MHz)RAM : 256 MB GDDR3 (1450 MHz)
Sound CardIntegrated
Power SupplySky Hawk Power One GM570PCATX 2.01, 570 W
System Software & Drivers
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Drivers AMDVersion 9.35
Platform Drivers IntelVersion 8.3.1013
Graphics Drivers NvidiaForceware 162.18

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (65 nm) W/ Asus M2 Crosshair (nForce 590 SLI Chipset)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 W/ Foxconn Mars (Intel P35 Chipset)

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
Sysmark 2007 PreviewVersion 1.01Official Run
Synthetics
3DMark06Version : 1.1.0default run
PCMark05 ProVersion : 1.2.0CPU and Memory TestsWindows Media Player 10.00.00.3646Windows Media Encoder 9.00.00.2980
  • trewinnard
    If you break it down to component level you can get an pretty accurate measurement of what your consumption should be. Checkout this PC power consumption breakdown| http://www.infobarrel.com/PC_power_consumption_explained

    Tbuzz
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  • trewinnard
    If you break it down to component level you can get an pretty accurate measurement of what your consumption should be. Checkout this PC power consumption breakdown| http://www.infobarrel.com/PC_power_consumption_explained

    Tbuzz
    Reply