AMD Piledriver FX-8350 Review

👤by Brendan van Varik Comments 📅29-10-12
Power Consumption

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 Intel Burn Test to stress the CPU - watts are again monitored throughout the period of testing and the highest and lowest rated watts are then noted down. Below are the results of this energy test.

Power consumption is one of AMDs big downfalls at the moment. Just take a look at these figures, and you will see why.

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