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ASUS ROG Rampage III Extreme (X58 Express) Motherboard - Power Usage and Heat Tests

ASUS drops another top-end Republic of Gamers board on us. This time it's the X58 Rampage III Extreme, ready and waiting for our Core i7-980X to make the most of it.

| Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 25, 2010 9:14 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      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 RIIIE is a power hungry board; for both idle and load (as well as Stock and OC) the RIIIE used the most power.

 

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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The cooling system on the RIIIE does a good job as you can see from the graphs above. It is able to keep the X58 NB well under control during stock testing and even when we overclocked the system to 4.38GHz.

 

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