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ASRock 880G Extreme3 (AMD 880G) Motherboard (Page 11)

Sean Kalinich | Jul 14, 2010 at 6:25 am CDT - 0 mins, 43 secs time to read this page
Rating: 85%Manufacturer: ASRock

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).

ASRock 880G Extreme3 (AMD 880G) Motherboard 45 | TweakTown.com

ASRock 880G Extreme3 (AMD 880G) Motherboard 46 | TweakTown.com

The power consumption here was quite high. In fact, it was much higher than we would have thought from an AMD chipset.

Heat Generation

As a new measure, we are now monitoring the heat generation from the key components on the motherboard; this being the Northbridge, Southbridge (if it contains one) as well as the Mosfets around the CPU. The results are recorded at idle and load during the power consumption tests.

ASRock 880G Extreme3 (AMD 880G) Motherboard 47 | TweakTown.com

ASRock 880G Extreme3 (AMD 880G) Motherboard 48 | TweakTown.com

Heat was not too bad until we put the HD 5870 into the system. From there it rose significantly.

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