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Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 - Budget Penryn - Power Consumption Tests

Intel releases its budget 45nm Penryn CPU to bolster its Core 2 range. We test it up against Phenom X3.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: May 20, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Intel

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.

 

 

Power usage between the two systems is almost identical. This is a bit of a defeat for Intel as the X38 chipset is a power monger, but one of the best DDR2 chipset boards we have.

 

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