Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Z68 Motherboard Review

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Total System Power Consumption

Before bringing this article to a close, we'll take a look at power consumption of this motherboard. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored how much power each consumed with a power meter. Our goal was to give you an idea as to how much power it used while idling on the desktop and while under a heavy workload. Keep in mind, this is total system power consumption being measured at the outlet and not the the individual motherboards alone.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

When it comes to power consumption, the G1.Sniper2 is a bit of an odd duck. At idle, it drew 124W--far more than the next-biggest power consumer, the ASUS board that drank 112W. However, when going full bore, the Sniper consumed just 166W, which is less than all but one of the other motherboards on the list.

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