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Biostar P35 T Series TP35D3-A2 Deluxe (Page 13)

By Cameron Johnson from Oct 29, 2007 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Biostar

Power Consumption

We are now able to find out what kind of power is being used by our test system and the associated graphics cards installed. Keep in mind; it tests the complete system (minus LCD monitor, which is plugged directly into an AC wall socket).

There are a few important notes to remember though; while our maximum power is taken in 3DMark06 at the same exact point, we have seen in particular tests the power being drawn as much as 10% more. We test at the exact same stage every time; therefore tests should be very consistent and accurate.

The other thing to remember is that our test system is bare minimum - only a 7,200RPM SATA-II single hard drive is used without CD-ROM or many cooling fans.

So while the system might draw 400 watts in our test system, placing it into your own PC with a number of other items, the draw is going to be higher.

Power consumption between the Biostar and GIGABYTE shows the GIGABYTE managing a win even when not overclocked. This is quite possibly due to the 12 phase voltage system rather than the 8 used on the Biostar.

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