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GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard (Page 11)

By Sean Kalinich on Sep 23, 2010 at 06:56 am CDT - 1 min, 3 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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).

GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard 60 | TweakTown.com

GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard 61 | TweakTown.com

The X58A-UD9 can be a power hungry board. It consistently draws more power than our other X58 board, but then again, it has two NF200 chips 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.

GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard 62 | TweakTown.com

GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard 63 | TweakTown.com

Remember how we were concerned about heat because we were not able to use the SilentPipe II? Well, it looks like we did not need to be that concerned. Even when overclocked we were not that far from our other test subject. Granted, I am sure that if we were able to use that extra cooling (or water) we would have gotten much better results, but the ones we achieved without it are not that bad at all.

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