It's interesting to note the power consumption across all motherboards because energy results can fluctuate between manufacturers due to the features and specifications that are integrated. First of all, for the idle tests the system is cold booted into Windows and no additional applications are executed - the watts are noted on the external energy monitor we use. Then the system is loaded with LinX 0.6.4 - watts are again monitored throughout the period of testing and the highest rated watts are then noted down. Below are the results of this energy test.
While the idle power draw remains fairly high, the FX-8370e saves 27% on power draw in comparison to the FX-8350.