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ZOTAC GeForce 8200-ITX WiFi AM2+ Motherboard - Power Usage

ZOTAC really is making it big with the ultra small Mini-ITX format. Today we have an AM2+ based setup for approval. Does it get it?

| NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 25, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%      Manufacturer: ZOTAC

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.

 

 ZOTAC Geforce 8200-ITX WI-FI Review

 

Power usage between the two systems is just about identical. This is not only good for AMD with its 65nm quad core CPU, but also good for Intel with higher clocks. If you're looking for the most power efficient HPTC setup, both of these boards are great.

 

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