|Intel Core i7-920 Processor BX80601920|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Processors|
|Written by Miles Cheatham|
|Thursday, 20 November 2008|
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Core i7Power Consumption
To measure power we used our Seasonic Power Angel a nifty little tool that measures a variety of electrical values. We used a high-end UPS as our power source to eliminate any power spikes and to condition the current being supplied to the test systems. The Seasonic Power Angel was placed in line between the UPS and the test system to measure the power utilization in Watts. We measured the idle load after 15 minutes of totally idle activity on the desktop with no processes running that mandated additional power demand. Load was measured taking extended peak power measurements while running a variety of software applications in the background to achieve 100% load on all cores. Something to remember when looking at our load temperatures is that we are running an NVIDIA GTX based graphics card on our test rig, and they aren't power misers when loaded.