Gigabyte X170 Extreme ECC and Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption

In an IDLE state, a PC (Z170 / processor / memory / GeForce GTX 780 Ti / SSD) consumes roughly 40 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. The below results are including the dedicated graphics card (GTX 780 Ti). The Xeon setup is very energy friendly.


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 a peak power consumption. Unless you transcode video with the right software your average power consumption will be much lower.


Overall stress/load temperatures are very nice as well, we are using Corsair H110 LCS cooling setup.

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