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GIGABYTE X79S-UP5-Wi-Fi (Intel C606) Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

GIGABYTE X79S-UP5-Wi-Fi (Intel C606) Motherboard Review

It's been a while since we've looked at an X79 Express based motherboard, but this one from GIGABYTE is a little different since it uses the different Intel C606 chipset.

| Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 22, 2013 6:37 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Power Consumption

 

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It comes as no surprise to us that power draw is higher on this board compared to the others.

 

With a strong lineup of features and just generally a higher end CPU you're going to have a system that is drawing more power. At idle, though, the numbers till look good coming in at 100w, with overclocking drawing 24% more than that. Moving to load you can see that compared to the Z77 setups the 3960X draws about 33% more power at load.

 

 

Core Temperature

 

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Looking at the temperature of our CPU you can see that the difference between both the GIGABYTE and ASRock X79 offerings are quite small with little separating them. At load you can see a jump in both areas, but overall, we've got pretty strong numbers coming out of this GIGABYTE board.

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