53 months ago
Better late than never my plug into the wall power meter turned up ..
On full CPU fan and case fan speed (2.5k & 1.1k rpm) power taken by overall system :
- Base g3258 speed (3.2ghz) & idle : 32-34W
- Base speed (3.2ghz) & full load (prime95) : 60-62W
- Max comfy OC (4.2ghz, 1.325v) & idle : 42-43W
- Max comfy OC (4.2ghz) & full load (prime95) : 90-92W (cores at 65-70deg according to speedfan)
gpu essentially doing very little (TDP 60W)
(Using Gpu moderately (skyrim gaming) with OC 4.2 but not full load (CPU or Gpu) shifts power draw on plug side to 110-125W)
Obviously these are the amounts the psu is drawing so the amount the machine is taking (pre psu efficiency factor) is ok vs 300w psu
So ... the reality here is that I'm using less than 200w at all times for a not too shabby gaming machine. I7 4790k won't push it up more than 50w in reality, 6700k less so
Skylake is taking size & power down..presumably cannonlake further ?
Power costs are going up
Why do I want a 500W+ for a gaming machine ... Realistically I don't ...
So how many tier1 smallish sized gold/plat (300-400w less than 140x140x90) are there that get 9-10/10 from Jonnyguru ?
Seems like not so many yet ... Is that me missing the obvious or are the psu makers just playing catch-up ? Hope so!!