Power, Heat, And Efficiency
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.