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ASRock P55DE3 (P55 Express) Motherboard - Power Usage and Heat Tests

ASRock shows us that performance and overclocking do not have to cost you an arm and a leg with the P55DE3.

| Socket LGA 1156 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 29, 2010 2:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%      Manufacturer: ASRock

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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At both stock and overclocked speeds the ASRock P55DE3 shows us much more efficient power usage.

 

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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Unfortunately the small heatsink over the P55 chipset combined with the heat generated by the HD 5870 push the temperatures on the ASRock P55DE3 up.

 

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