P67 Motherboard Round-up: Asus, Fatal1ty, GB, MSI

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Power Consumption

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

And finally, throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored how much power our test system consumed using a power meter. Our goal was to give you all an idea as to how much power each configuration used while idling and while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the motherboard alone.

 

The majority of the P67 boards tested demonstrated similar power usage. Only the Asus P8P67 WS Revolution stood out from the group, with prominently higher energy consumption at 359W load / 184W idle. The extra power consumption likely stems from the NF200 chip on board, with its additional PCI Express lanes and cross-bar switch that is generally power hungry. Between the other four models, the results were too close to consider significant.


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