MSI MAG X670E Tomahawk WiFi review

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption

The energy consumption of the entire PC, including its motherboard, processor, graphics card, memory, and SSD, is displayed. The specific amount of energy used will vary depending on the motherboard's additional ICs, controllers, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, as well as the PSU's efficiency. It should be noted that our measurement covers the entire PC and not just the processor's power usage. Adding optical drives, HDDs, and sound cards to your average PC may cause the energy consumption to deviate from our reported numbers. Additionally, the inclusion of RGB components such as a lit motherboard, keyboard, liquid cooler, and mouse can add between 10 and 15 Watts to the power consumption.





It is important to note that power consumption measurements may vary based on individual PCs and their respective setups. The consumption of power by components such as the audio controller, 3rd party chips, network controllers, extra SATA controllers, extra USB controllers, and other installed ICs on the motherboard should also be considered. As a result, the results obtained are subjective indicators. Additionally, the CPU cores are stressed to 100%, leading to peak power consumption. It should be noted that the average power consumption is significantly lower.


Temperature data is not compared due to the requirement of consistent cooling to be applied repeatedly on all platforms. Additionally, the response of coolers (RPM) to TDP and variables set in the motherboard BIOS can vary. Thus, a temperature stress test is conducted instead.

The decision was made to use a heatpipe cooler due to the reduced TDP. It proved effective as the CPU temperature did not exceed 80 degrees Celsius during periods of heavy use.


Above CCD0 (8-cores + X3D) (max 5050 MHz)

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