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ASRock Core 100HT-BD HTPC (Intel Core i3) - Power Consumption & Boot Time Testing

By: Cameron Wilmot | HTPC PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Aug 7, 2010 7:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASRock

Power Consumption Testing



Now we come to probably one of the most important sections of our testing and that is power consumption!


Using the power tester you can see in the picture above, we measured power coming from the wall - it is measuring the full system, everything inside the box.


We used prime95 to fully load the CPU processor cores and a score was recorded after five minutes of loading. We recorded the highest wattage level hit. An idle wattage level was recorded after staying idle on the desktop for five minutes.






With better performance comes higher power consumption. The ASRock Core 100HT-BD uses almost 2.5 times more power than the Giada system at load and two times more at idle when sitting on the Windows 7 desktop.


When at stock, though, it was a bit of surprise to see that the ASRock Core 100HT-BD actually uses a little less power than the previous generation nettop from ASRock.


Boot Time Testing


We measured using a stopwatch and timed from the point we turned the system on until the very first point the desktop was reached and fully loaded.




In our final test we can see the difference in performance when it comes to boot times. Performance is closer here with there not being much difference at all with the system running at stock speeds or when overclocked.


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