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Intel Core i7 970 CPU Review

To measure consumption we turn on all the power saving technology which gives us a real world set of results – power draw is measured in this case from the wall so the numbers in this case incorporate total system draw from the mains not actual CPU consumption.

Idle results are measured in Windows 7 when the machine is doing nothing. Load is measured while running Cinebench R11.5 and then we note the final result once it stabilises.

Power consumption for such high end processors is relatively good, its only when we start to overclock to over 4ghz+ does the consumption start to drift closer to 300w (from 200w). The 1055T is rather thirsty for power as well when overclocked.

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