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ASRock P55 Extreme4 (P55 Express) Motherboard (Page 11)

Sean Kalinich | Sep 20, 2010 at 11:54 am CDT - 0 mins, 44 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 89%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 P55 Extreme4 (P55 Express) Motherboard 47 | TweakTown.com

ASRock P55 Extreme4 (P55 Express) Motherboard 48 | TweakTown.com

Power consumption on the ASRock P55 Extreme4 is good. It is not over the top like we expected (with the extra USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 controllers to feed).

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 P55 Extreme4 (P55 Express) Motherboard 49 | TweakTown.com

ASRock P55 Extreme4 (P55 Express) Motherboard 50 | TweakTown.com

Although it is not by much, the P55 Extreme does generate less heat than our other competitor.

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