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ASRock GeForce 7050 ALiveNF7G-HD720p - Power Consumption Tests

AMD's IGP based 690G chipset for the AMD AM2 platform now has some competition, we check out NVIDIA's new alternative.

| NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 3, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 63%      Manufacturer: ASRock

Power Consumption

 

We are now able to find out what kind of power is being used by our test system and the associated graphics cards installed. Keep in mind; it tests the complete system (minus LCD monitor, which is plugged directly into an AC wall socket).

 

There are a few important notes to remember though; while our maximum power is taken in 3DMark06 at the same exact point, we have seen in particular tests the power being drawn as much as 10% more. We test at the exact same stage every time; therefore tests should be very consistent and accurate.

 

The other thing to remember is that our test system is bare minimum - only a 7,200RPM SATA-II single hard drive is used without CD-ROM or many cooling fans.

 

So while the system might draw 400 watts in our test system, placing it into your own PC with a number of other items, the draw is going to be higher.

 

 

Here with the onboard graphics system working on both of the platforms, they end up using the same amount of power.

 

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