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ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

ASRocks Fatal1ty series joins the latest Z68 platform and we see how the new Professional Gen3 goes. Let's get into it.

| Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 6, 2011 2:36 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%      Manufacturer: ASRock

Power Draw Tests

 

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Power Draw on the Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 is the lowest out of the bunch coming in below 100 watt. Load is also a little lower, but nothing too major. We of course see a jump when we overclock, but the Fatal1ty board again sits lower than the other boards even when overclocked.

 

 

Core Temperature

 

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We can see on the temperature side of things the Fatal1ty also sits a little lower at idle while load lines up with our other ASRock board. Again cranking up the clock speeds and the voltage going through the CPU means that we get a decent jump in load temperature; nothing we're worried about, though, and it's of course the cost of overclocking.

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