Zotac NVIDIA Ion Motherboard: SFF Goodness

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Total System Power Consumption

Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing with the Zotac Ion motherboard, we monitored how much power our test systems were consuming using a power meter. Our goal was to give you an idea as to how much power our systems consumed while idling and under a heavy workload.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the motherboards or processors alone.  For this test, we loaded up both Cinebench and our 1080p video clip to stress the CPU and GPU cores in the Ion system.

The Zotac Ion-based test system consumed the most power of all our test configurations while idling and under load. While the entire platform can still be considered low power by today's standards, the desktop components used to build up the Zotac system, in addition to its integrated wireless network controller, push its power consumption higher than the other systems by a few watts.

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