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Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Motherboard Review (w/ Intel i7 4770k)

Today we are measuring the system wattage at the wall socket via a calibrated meter.The system power drain was measured in the following states:Idle: when resting at the desktop.

Gaming Load: 3Dmark 11 ‘combined test’.
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Power consumption of the system without a discrete graphics cards is very impressive, demanding less than 90watts under load at the reference clock speeds. Overclocking adds a little more to the power drain, but it is still very impressive.


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