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ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 (AMD A85X) Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 (AMD A85X) Motherboard Review

We take a look at an AMD A85X powered motherboard from ASRock with an A10-5800K CPU that includes a hnady auto overclocking function. Worth considering? Let's find out.

| Socket FM2 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 22, 2013 6:04 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: ASRock

Power Consumption

 

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One of the issues that we've had with the latest APUs from AMD is power draw.

 

Considering the lower end nature of the chips you'd hope that power draw would also sit lower. Looking above, though, you can see on our ASRock offering that power draw numbers are actually higher than our Z77 setup at both idle and load.

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