Jetway HI08 P67 motherboard review

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Power Consumption and temperatures

Sandy Bridge Power Consumption and temperatures

Here's where we'll slowly move into actually testing the processors and respective chipsets.

The new Sandy Bridge based processors are a bit of a redesign alright and as a result they are quite energy friendly processors. What you'll notice a lot is that in idle these things kick ass in matters of power consumption, whereas at peak TDP they behave quite normally.

Example: a processor like the Core i5 2500K for example consumes only 106 Watts, and that is with all cores stressed, and that's including a reference H67 chipset, one solid state drive, the memory and active cooler, no dedicated graphics card. Once that processor goes into an IDLE state (and again -- without a dedicated graphics card) we measure merely 34 Watts IDLE power consumption. And that's just wicked.

We use a 2600K processor today that utilizes a bit more power. Unfortunately, once you insert a dedicated graphics card things change quickly. When we add a GeForce GTX 580 for example that IDLE power consumption jumps upwards.

The Jetway motherboard demands a little more power though that can be tweaked in the BIOS as you'll get several power state options.

  • We average out at roughly 85W idle (with a GeForce GTX 580 - 8GB Memory and one SSD installed). And once we stress the CPU cores overall power consumption went up towards 162W

The slightly higher wattage compared to reference products can be explained due to the use of extra chips on motherboards, like the USB 3.0 controllers, Hydra IC, PLX switch chip, extra SATA controllers, VIA HUB ands so on. This differs per motherboard.

Jetway P67 HI08

Temperature wise, the 2600K processor was showing cool numbers, but that was due to some LCS we used. The results above are based on the tested motherboard, reference clock frequencies and CoolIT ECO LCS cooler.

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