The Truth About PC Power Consumption

Test Setup

CPU I AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (65nm ; 2600 MHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
CPU II Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (65nm ; 2130 MHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard I Asus Crosshair, Rev : 1.04
Motherboard II Foxconn Mars, Rev : A.03
Chipset : Intel P35, BIOS 21.09.2007
RAM Corsair CM2X1024-8888C4D
2x 1024 MB DDR2-800 (CL 5-5-5-15 2T)
Hard Disk Drive Samsung HD321KJ
320 GB, 7,200 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA/300
DVD-ROM Samsung SH-S183
Graphics Card Gigabyte GV-NX86S256H
GPU : Geforce 8600 GTS (675 MHz)
RAM : 256 MB GDDR3 (1450 MHz)
Sound Card Integrated
Power Supply Sky Hawk Power One GM570PC
ATX 2.01, 570 W
System Software & Drivers
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Drivers AMD Version 9.35
Platform Drivers Intel Version 8.3.1013
Graphics Drivers Nvidia Forceware 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 Preview Version 1.01
Official Run
3DMark06 Version : 1.1.0
default run
PCMark05 Pro Version : 1.2.0
CPU and Memory Tests
Windows Media Player
Windows Media Encoder
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