13 - Power Consumption
Alright then, let's monitor something besides performance... power consumption.
We'll now show you some tests we have done on overall power consumption of the PC, in several IDLE and PEAK states.
We crete three situations:
750i FTW with default clocked Q6600
750i FTW with 3.0 GHz clocked Q6600
750i FTW with 3.6 GHz clocked Q6600
The results show the wattage drawn from the PC, with the PC activated and at 100% CPU load, the four cores being fully utilized. We left the graphics card out of the equation here. So at full processor load the difference between the 2.4 GHz default clocked Q6600 and the overclocked version at 3.6 GHz = 56 Watts.
Not too bad actually, though energy consumption of modern age PCs are a growing concern.