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Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

Sapphire expands their motherboard line-up with the Pure Platinum Z68. Let's check it out and see what's happening.

| Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 9, 2011 3:58 pm
TweakTown Rating: 79%      Manufacturer: Sapphire

Power Draw Tests

 

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On the power draw front, the numbers don't look bad, and because the overclock wasn't as strong, you can see it manages to sit only a little higher than some of our other boards when running at stock.

 

 

Core Temperature

 

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At idle we can see the temperature is the strongest out of the batch while load lines up like normal. Overclocked, we can see a jump in heat, but again thanks to the fact that the overclock was a little lower, the heat doesn't run as rampant as we see it do sometimes.

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