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ASUS Maximus III Formula (P55 Express) Motherboard - Power Usage and Heat Tests

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 1156 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 30, 2009 3:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%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).




In terms of power compared to the P7P55D, the Maximus III Formula manages to run just a little bit leaner on the voltage requirements.


Heat Generation


As a new measure, we are now monitoring the heat generation from the key components on the motherboards, 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.




Heat output is the same across the range.


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