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How much power does your PC use?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mussels, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    A simple collection from people with wall meters, so we can collect data on how much power our PC's actually use and compete for power efficient systems (because i think i'll win ;) )

    These stats should be for tower alone, not monitor, speakers etc.

    simply run Wprimes 1024M test (run as admin!) and 3dmark11's "performance" test while watching your power meter, and report the results. divide your 3dmark score by the maximum wattage you saw for your power efficiency score. (for reference i'm getting the higest wattage numbers in 3dmarks test 1 in my systems, so i'm focusing on the highest number i get there)



    User PSU CPU + GPU Desktop Idle Wprime 1024 Watts 3dmark11 wattage + score 3dmark points per watt Comment
    1 Mussels Corsair HX1000 (86-91% efficiency) i5 2400 @ 3.7GHz + 7970 89w 134w P9193 301W 30.54 Im the bestest
    2 Mussels Corsair TX750 1090t @ 3.6GHz + 5870 133w 246w P4471 308W 14.51 i'm the worstest :(
    3 Mussels Coolermaster 550W (~65% efficiency, terribad) Athlon II x2 3.1 @ x4 3.1 + 6470 2GB 92w 182w P1324 167W 7.92 i'm disappointing
    4 Mussels Corsair HX1000 i5 2400 @ 3.85GHz + 7970 84w idle 139w P.... W.... points per watt new mobo is good :D
    5 Mussels Corsair TX750 i3 2130 @ 3.4GHz 1.025v + 4890 1GB 119w idle 134w DX10 card, furmark 720p test 239W - 1423 points 5.95 *furmark* points per watt 4890... so.... HUNGRY
    6 Mussels Corsair TX750 i3 2130 @ 3.4GHz 1.05v + 1GB Geforce 550 Ti OC 71w idle 134w P2766 184W 15.03 points per watt so quiet :D (218W furmark load, 1632 furmark points, 7.48 FPW)
    7 Rampage Corsair HX750 i7 3770k @ 4.2GHz + 7970 X-Fire 64w 144w P16835 590W 28.56 points per watt daily settings
    8 FordGT90Concept Enermax Revolution 85+ 850w 2 x Xeon E5310 @ 1.6 GHz + 5570 ~350 watts running BOINC
    9 HammerON Corsair AX1200 i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz + GTX 780 (SLI) 141w 205w P19,308 610W 31.65 stock GPU's
    10 HammerON Corsair AX1200 i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz + GTX 780 (SLI) 143w 191w P21,058 703W 29.95 A little more GPU OC
    11 AsRocks PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (80+ Certified (83% 6 years ago haha ) i7 3770 @ 4.0GHz + 6970 (940\1,440) 80w 180w P6255 306W 20.44
    12 Outback Bronze Cooler Master 800W Silent Pro Gold i7 990x @ 3.46ghz no HT + 7950 (Xfire) 145w 185w P12443 369W 33.72 Everyday Settings.
    13 Finners Coolermaster silent pro gold 800w i7 2600k @ 4.4GHz + GTX 680 SLI 121w 228w P15942 526W 30.31 points per watt
    14 James888 XFX pro 850w I7-4770k@ 4.375ghz +7970@ 1050/1850 95w idle 210w wprime P10923+ 360w 30.34 PPW Daily gamer, 213w boinc
    15 James888 Cougar SX 750w Celeron G1620 @ 2.80GHz +7870 Tahiti @ 975/1500 58w idle 65w wprime P5649 + 260 22.59 PPW Cruncher/Miner, 65w boinc
    16 Aquinus Seasonic X1000 Platinum i7 3820 @ 4.5Ghz + 2x 6870 (Crossfire) 217w 340w P8224 (400w avg/ 445w peek) 18.4 points per watt @ peek Stock GPU volts + freq.
    17 Jetster Corsair RM650 i7 3770K @ 4.2GHz + 7950 X 2 65w idle 266w P13505 415W 32.54 points per watt
    18 Mathragh Corsair AX860i FX-8120 @ 4603 7950 stock 151w idle 345w P7314 413W 17.71 points per watt Stock GPU
    19 Mathragh Corsair AX860i FX-8120 @ 4603 7950 @1150/6300 1,26v 124w idle 1 monitor 484w prime95 P9259 468W 19.78 points per watt prime95 instead of wprime, GPU OC, Idle Single monitor
    20 Nokiron Corsair AX1200i i7 3970X GTX 780 1202/7208 114W idle 224W P13201 398W 33.16 points per watt
    21 Nokiron Corsair AX1200i i7 3970X@4.1Ghz 1.175V - Asus GTX 780 1202/7208 121W idle 226W P13597 398W 34.16 points per watt
    22 Jetster Seasonic G Series 550 Gold AMD A8-5600K @ 4.0Ghz 36w idle 101w P1385 110W 12.59 points per watt lowest @ Idle
    23 manofthem Corsair HX1000 i7 4770k @ 4.4Ghz + R9 290 1050/1350 89w 200w P13833 371w 37.29 points per watt BOINC 208w / 3DMark13 412w
    24 manofthem Corsair AX1200 i7 4770k @ 4.4Ghz + R9 290 1050/1350 73w 185w p13737 353w 38.92 points per watt BOINC 192w / 3DMark13 382w
    25 ChristTheGreat OCZ Z-850 i7 2700k @ 4.5GHz + 7950 1150/1350 95.5w idle 214w P10427 373w 27.95 points per watt Games/BOINC RIG
    26 TRWOV Seasonic S12D 80+ Silver i7 3770K @ 3.9GHz + 7970 OC Boost bios #1 105w 169w P9423 306W 30.79 www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7853488
    27 Arctucas Corsair AX1200 i7 950 @ 4273MHz + SLi 560Ti @ 875/2050 268W idle 365W P9015 615W 14.66 points per watt Meh...
    28 FX-GMC Seasonic G-650 FX-8320 @ 4.6GHz + GTX760 97w idle 249w P8757 405W 21.62 points per watt
    29 jAh76 Seasonic 300W i5-2500K @ 4000 MHz GTX 670 @ 1267/1802 MHz 55W 115W P9241 295W 31.32 ppw by EnergyCheck3000 230V
    30 FreedomEclipse Corsair AX860 80Plus Platinum (94% Efficiency@50%) i7-3930k @4600MHz + Nvidia GTX 680 SLI 130W 338W P17864 566W 31.56 ppw Stock GPU + Belkin Conserve Insight power meter
    31 neatfeatguy CoolerMaster Silent Pro 1000W (85% efficiency) i5 4670K @ 3.6GHz + GTX 570 SLI 115W 158W P9612 520W 18.48 3 monitors setup, 5040x1050
    32 manofthem XFX Core 550Pro i3 2100 @ 3.1GHz + R9 290 1050/1350 60w idle 94w P8988 360W 24.97points per watt BOINC 92W / 3DMark13 341W / F@H 267W
    33 manofthem XFX Core 550Pro i3 2100 @ 3.1GHz +7770 60w idle 94w P3997 140W 28.55points per watt BOINC 92W / 3DMark13 142W / F@H 100W
    34 NateDawg SeaSonic SSP-450RT i5 3350p @ 3.3GHz + 660 OEM 48w idle 74.4w P6097 141W 43.24 points per watt Daily use



    format your results in the following so i can find and add them easier

    Add my result
    Mussels | Corsair HX1000 | i5 2400 @ 3.7GHz + 7970 | 89w idle | 134w | P9193 301W | 30.54 points per watt | i'm the bestest
     
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  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    c'mon lads and ladies, buy a power meter and learn edumacational things!
     
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    Just downloading 3dmark now

    Using 3DMark 11 Basic

    Using Zalman fan controller power usage.

    AsRocks | PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (80+ Certified (83% 6 years ago haha ) | i7 3770 @ 4.0GHz + 6970 (940\1,440) | 80w +\-3w idle |w 180w | P6255 306W |

    Updated
     
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  4. james888

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    Which one? To answer this question in full I would have to get my killawatt out and use it on all 4.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    see the chart. i'm doing it on all of mine. laptop and fiancees PC will be added after work.
     
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    I dont understand the WPrime part?
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I don't know about my computer but my server draws ~300w from the UPS 24/7.
    FordGT90Concept | Enermax Revolution 85+ 850w | 2 x Xeon E5310 @ 1.6 GHz + 5570 | | | | | ~300 watts running BOINC
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    its a multi threaded CPU benchmark. for now its just 'how much power does your CPU use' as opposed to 3dmarks 'cpu and gpu' result. i'll end up adding something like watts over time (300 seconds + 200W = 60,000 joules of energy used) to determine who has the most power efficient CPU, but i'll have to double check my math on that one after work before i add it in.
     
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    Fine I will do it. It will take a few days though.
     
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    I have a Raidmax 850w Gold PSU and I feel like I will hardly ever use it all XD I was wondering how much power it is using so finding out would be a good idea
     
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    Psu Nexus value 430
    At Idle About 65 watts in gaming 265 watts
     
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    HammerON | Corsair AX1200 | i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz + GTX 780 (SLI) | 141w | 205w | P19,308 610W | 31.65 | stock GPU's

    HammerON | Corsair AX1200 | i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz + GTX 780 (SLI) | 143w | 205w | P20,852 704W | 29.62 | OC'd GPU's

    HammerON | Corsair AX1200 | i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz + GTX 780 (SLI) | 143w | 191w | P21,058 703W | 29.95 | A little more GPU OC

    System includes two MCP655 pumps and five 120 rad fans and two 140 case fans. Rest is in the system specs...
     
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    added your stock and max GPU OC, didnt think three entries for the one PC was needed.


    a note to everyone else: if you dont do it in the right format with the | | | thingies, i wont add it to the OP.
     
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    i also feel like saying that my meter can actually measure power factor efficiency under a setting called "PF", and it matches up with the numbers you'd expect from PSU's. i see 90+ from my corsairs, and an average of 65% from cheap shite with passive PFC (see my coolermaster PSU in the chart)


    if other peoples PSU's/UPS's have a similar reading, i'll add it into the chart.
     
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    If I had a wall meter ide be all over this undervolting the cpu and gpu and northbridge.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    go buy one off ebay. my goal here truly is to make people compete for power efficient desktops, instead of this race for max MHz.
     
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    I have an Abacus. Can it enter?
     
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    My computer uses about +-100Kwh montly
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    run it as admin.
     
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    Mussells, thats pretty awesome power efficiency for a 7970 and a powerful cpu! Just shows modern cpu/gpu scalability. If I still had my xeon I'd probably wreck you guys, 3.5 ghz at .8v full load! Don't have a wall meter though :(
     
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    Updated post. Had fans turned up which coursed a 3-4w difference haha.


    By maxing the pwm fans out in bios you can set the ASRock extreme tuner fan speeds to 0 andf they will speed up if temps get higher
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    updated. make sure you dont skip the empty fields, it can mess with the formatting if you dont leave a blank | in there (filled yours in, and did the math for your points per watt)
     
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    Now I feel like jury rigging my ammeter up to an extension cord. :p :D
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    and i must say that hammerON makes me jealous, i gotta get me a gold (or higher) rated PSU one day...
     
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    Outback Bronze | Cooler Master 800W Silent Pro Gold | i7 990x @ 3.46ghz no HT + 7950 (Xfire) | 145 | 185 | P12443 369W | 33.72 | Everyday Settings.

    I did go close to 35 ratio in 3dmark 11 but they weren't my everyday settings.

    Id love to get my idle down.

    Ill have a look see what my HTPC does tomorrow with i3 2100 and 7850.
     
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