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ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer (P55 Express) Motherboard - Power Usage and Heat Tests

We take a dive into an ASUS Workstation board complete with an 1156 Xeon to see how it holds up under pressure.

| Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Apr 30, 2010 4:49 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%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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The P7P55 WS SuperComputer is very power efficient at stock speeds. This is thanks to the EPU-6 software and the ASUS EPU hardware. Of course, once we overclock the CPU all bets are off and the power usage picks up quickly.

 

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 generation was another matter. The P7P55 WS SuperComputer can put off a good deal of heat. This means that to keep this cool inside a case you had better make sure you have good ventilation and air flow (we told you all the fan headers would come in handy).

 

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