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How much power does your PC use?

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

  1. Mathragh

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    Add my results

    Mathragh| Corsair AX860i | FX-8120 @ 4603 7950 stock | 151w idle | 345w | P7314 413W | 17.71 points per watt | Stock GPU

    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

    measured with my 860i using corsair link, will do a wall measurement later if I've got time.

    Slightly surprising to see my PC getting more efficient when I overclock my GPU, but I suppose with a cpu that can use over 300watts the GPU matters less for total power consumption compared to the average PC.

    CPU currently at 4603MHz with a bus speed of 249, multiplier of 18.5, and a voltage of 1.43V

    Edit: efficiency seems to adhere very closely to the graphs on the review page.
     
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  2. Mussels

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    with lower clocks you can always undervolt more - and the xeons usually do really well there (my 775 xeon was similar, could run at lower voltages than the regular chips)
     
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    Okay the results are in

    Jetster | Corsair RM650 | i7 3770K @ 4.2GHz + 7950 X 2 | 65w idle | 266w | P13505 415W | 32.54 points per watt |


    On a side note. I also ran 3DMark 2013 and on the Combined test at the end of Fire Strike it hit 452w ......But with 3Dmark 11 it was never over 415w

    All test were with fans at 100%
     
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  4. Mathragh

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    Btw, are measurements with the corsair tool not good enough or did you simply miss my post? =D
    Also have a wall measurement tool which i'll eventually use to measure poweruse of my laptop and server aswell.
     
  5. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    it just snuck by me
     
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    Oh this is interesting, ill join!

    Nokiron | Corsair AX1200i | i7 3970X GTX 780 1202/7208 | 114W idle | 224W | P13201 398W | 33.16 points per watt

    The 3970X is stock and undervolted, tops at 1.176V at full load, and idles at 0.744V. Its apparently pretty power efficient.
     
  7. ChristTheGreat

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    gonna have to shutdown computer for testing. I have the power consumption fro my UPS but I'll have to plug my P3 kill-a-watt Right now, Idle, 2 monitor, Phone, External HDD, Router, Switch, modem, 129w xD I'll post my result later today
     
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    I do not have a meter but I know my computer is expensive to run. It's got dual X5650, dual Asus GTX 580 DCII, a few hard drives and SSD plus 2 pumps to run water cooling. When I experienced a 7 days power failure back in mid November after storm blew through Michigan, the next electric bill was almost $30 cheaper. Even if I took out a few light bulbs, the water heater and stove (both are electric, no natural gas in my area) that still figures to around $20 a week just for my computer. That amounts to about 11 cents per hour and my bill rate is 0.10/kWh so it seems to average around 1100w?

    I'd have to find a meter but I'm planning to downgrade this beast to something a little less powerful.
     
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    Jetster | Seasonic G Series 550 Gold | AMD A8-5600K @ 4.0Ghz | 36w idle | 101w | P1385 110W | 12.59 points per watt | lowest @ Idle

    My AVR takes 41w
    My Plasma 50" takes 78w
    Toaster Oven 1055w
     
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  10. manofthem

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    manofthem | Corsair HX1000 | i7 4770k @ 4.4Ghz + R9 290 1050/1350 | 89w | 200w | P13833 371w | 37.29 points per watt | BOINC 208w / 3DMark13 412w
     
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    We have a new leader
     
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    Well according to my UPS management software:
    Note: UPS Model: APC Back-UPSXS1000
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    I will post the power consumption results when I have time... might be a few days

    HX650w 80+ Bronze vs Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 650w 80+ Gold

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  14. ChristTheGreat

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    got my Results:

    PSU: OCZ Z-850w
    CPU: i7 2700k @ 4.5ghz
    GPU: HD7950 @ 1150/1350

    idle: 95.5w
    wPrime1024: 214w
    3dmark 2011 watt: 373w max in the first test
    Score: 10427
    Score per watt: 27.95

    comment: 2 monitor connect to VGA (there is from what I see, à 7 to 10w varies..

    I have also a NZXT kit led, sound card, all the fans, 2x HDD Black and 2 SSD. I would get a 20-30w less by disabling other device xD
     
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    With 3Dmark11 you need to watch the whole test. I highest watt usage I had was is in the tessellation test which is almost the last test
     
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    The first test was the one that gave me the highest reading. I did the whole test ;) All the rest of the benchmark was under 360w
     
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    Maybe it has something to do with my crossfire?
     
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    Mine was in the combined test with my 4770k/7970 but with my celeron/tahiti le it was in the gpu portions as that cpu uses next to nothing.
     
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    The highest power draw for me was in Test 1 also by about ~15w.
     
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    Same for me
     
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    if you dont format it correctly as per the example given in the first post, i cant and wont add it.
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    It's funny, back when in the older 3DMark threads, I never understood why things had to be posted in a certain format... but I did it anyway since everyone else did.

    Now that I'm advanced in my years, I realize it's the simple way to add people to the table, simply copy/paste. Oh boy, but I still have lots to learn :laugh:
     
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    It appear Intel is much more efficient
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    intel with 80+ gold = winnar
     
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  25. ChristTheGreat

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    Sorry, I forgot it xD

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    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
     
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