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GIGABYTE A55M-S2V (AMD A55) mATX Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

GIGABYTE sends us our first A55 motherboard and we see what the lower end chipset offers when compared to the A75.

| Socket FM1 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 11, 2011 1:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Power Draw Tests

 

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Power Draw at idle lines up almost identically with the ASUS offering, while overclocked we see the idle and load jump a little. It's not by much and if you want to overclock you shouldn't have to buy a bigger PSU or anything like that.

 

 

Core Temperature

 

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Looking at the temperatures, we can see the GIGABYTE board is pretty low. At the moment we have to rely on companies own software for AMD temperatures, though, so we try not to put too much emphasis on it. Especially since at times EasyTune was telling us that our CPU was running at 7c...

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