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ASRock M8 Mini-ITX Z87 Barebones System Review

We measured the power consumption with the system resting at the Windows 7 desktop, representing idle values.

The power consumption of our entire test system is measured at the wall while loading the CPU using Prime95Blend and GPU using FurMark.

Gaming numbers are gathered while playing Battlefield 3’s campaign mode. Our 1080P MKV movie is played to provide data for power consumption during HD playback.

power consumption

At idle and when playing HD content, the M8’s efficient power supply keeps draw at the wall to low levels. With a full graphics and processor load applied, almost 300W of power is used by our GTX 760- and 4770K-based system inside the M8.

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