AMD Ryzen 5 2400G review

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption

In an IDLE state, a PC (motherboard / processor / memory / SSD) consumes roughly 27 Watts. This number depends and will vary per motherboard (added ICs / controllers / wifi / Bluetooth) and PSU (efficiency). Keep in mind that we measure the ENTIRE PC, not just the processor's power consumption. Your average PC can differ from our numbers if you add optical drives, HDDs, soundcards etc. 


I want to make it very clear that power consumption measurements will differ per PC and setup. Your attached components use power but your motherboard can also have additional ICs installed like an audio controller, 3rd party chips, network controllers, extra SATA controllers, extra USB controllers, and so on. These parts all consume power, so these results are a subjective indication. Next, to that, we stress all CPU cores 100% and thus show peak power consumption. Unless you transcode video with the right software your average power consumption will be much lower.


We use the included AMD compatible reference cooler for this review. It's not much of a cooler really, we see the Ryzen 5 2400G (shown above) with a max temp at roughly 65 Degrees C. That is running a 1024M Prime test.

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