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    power consumption of my x3360 (kill-a-watt)

    Got bored yesterday, so I ran checked out the power consumption of my X3360 system for ****s and giggles with my kill-a-watt.


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    Intel X3360 (C1 stepping) @ 8.5x400=3.40 GHz
     266/667 MHz Strap  CPU Vcc=1.12500
     NB Core=1.370      CPU VTT=1.310
    
    DFI LT P35-TR2 (no modifications)
    
    eVGA 8800 GTSG92 512 meg 
     (770/1,923/2,000 MHz : Core/Shader/Memory)
    
    Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066 (TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF)
     2x 2Gb @ 5-5-5-15 (performance level 6) @ 1,000 MHz (4:5) @ 2.100V
    
    Corsair HX620
    2x HDs (seagates, one a 10th generation and the other an 11th)
    1x DVDROM
    4x120 mm Tricool fans (came with the p182 case) all on low
    1x120 mm S-Flex SFF21F (1600 RPM) on the HS
    1x40 mm silent fan on the NB
    That's it... no other hardware (speakers, monitor, etc.) was in the loop.

    Kill-a-Watt Readings
    Idle in BIOS screens - 158 W
    Idle in BIOS screens with both HDD's unplugged - 144 W

    Idle (with speedstep active in XP x64) - 137 W
    Load (prime95 v25.6 small FFT) - 213 W
    Load (prime95 v25.6 large FFT) - 216 W
    Load (prime95 v25.6 blend) - 210 W
    Playing Crysis - 237-241 W
    x264 encode - 197 W
    Standby - 0 W

    No real point to this post beyond just trivial information! It is interesting to me that the large FFTs consistently read 3-4 watts higher than the small ones did which is inline with the software's description of the large FFTs as generating the max heat/power consumption. Here is the similar analysis of my older Q6600-based system, but there are too many changes (MB, settings, video board, memory, etc.) for a "which processor is more power efficient" comparison.

    What is little bit crazy is that both systems draw the same while idle, and even @ 3.4 GHz, and faster memory, the X3360-based system uses less wattage on p95.
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    Re: power consumption of my x3360 (kill-a-watt)

    Which pretty much confirms what I've said all along, multi-kilowatt PSUs are nothing more than epeni pointlessness. Furthermore, if you look at Crysis using 241W, you need to take ~20&#37; off that value for actual system energy consumption, which is about 193W, and your GPU isn't even particularly energy efficent.
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    Re: power consumption of my x3360 (kill-a-watt)

    Lol you was bored haha.

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    Re: power consumption of my x3360 (kill-a-watt)

    Wow, some people have far too much time on their hands.

    However, even if it's a kill-a-watt spamming campaign (naughty kill-a-watt), it looks about right.
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    Re: power consumption of my x3360 (kill-a-watt)

    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Lol you was bored haha.
    Hey man, I paid the $20 for the thing, might as well get some mileage out of it!
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