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MSI P35 Diamond Motherboard - Power Consumption Tests

We look at MSI's top dog DDR3 based P35 motherboard which includes X-Fi sound and Circu-pipe cooling.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 1, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: MSI

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 we see the X48 draws far more power than the P35 Diamond. If you're a more energy conscious user the P35 Diamond is the better option.

 

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