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ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 Express) Motherboard - Power Usage and Heat Tests

While we have previewed this board already, today we go the full hog and cover everything from head to toe, including its performance.

| Socket LGA 1156 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 9, 2009 2:55 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

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).

 

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Power usage of the new platform is quite good considering that the CPU managed to jump into turbo mode and overclock itself if needed.

 

Heat Generation

 

As a new measure, we are now monitoring the heat generation from the key components on the motherboard; this being the Northbridge, Southbridge (if it contains one) as well as the Mosfets around the CPU. The results are recorded at idle and load during the power consumption tests.

 

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Heat generated is extremely good, too. Compared to the X58 boards the P55 runs alot cooler.

 

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