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How much power does your PC use?

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

  1. Jetster

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    This thread is a great reference for how much power systems use. It should be a sticky thread.
     
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    I just replaced my 6 year old PC & Power 750w (80+ when it was new ) for the SeaSonic 750KM3 ( X-750 ) ( which is Gold rated ) and dropped 10w on idle.
     
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    To be fair, my CPU overclock is quite crazy, and this CPU is probably the worst one ever made when it comes to powerdraw. I know of no other (consumer) CPU that has the potential for so much power use when overclocked. Aquinus shows high end Intel CPU's can also still gobble up loads of watts btw as hes fairly close to me(albeit with higher idle power). I wonder how much those 6core i7s will pull max overclocked.
     
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    10 cents Kw/hr @ 1250 watts is $3.00 a day. That is mostly GPUs computing.
     
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    we're at 30c per kw/h here :(
     
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    .0877 kw/h. I see why your so power conscious mussels at that price.
     
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    An update to my post.

    My 3970X is now overclocked to 4.1Ghz on all cores with only 1.175V. Same voltage as before, just higher frequency.
    Too bad offset wont work with such a high voltage drop at load, so the idle consumption went up about ~7W

    Nokiron | Corsair AX1200i | i7 3970X@4.1Ghz 1.175V - Asus GTX 780 1202/7208 | 121W idle | 226W | P13597 398W | 34.16 points per watt

    Total gained, 1 point per watt.
    http://valid.canardpc.com/y8cx5i
     
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    Add my result
    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
     
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    Since it can't run 3d11 these results won't go into the table:

    Silverstone SFX 450w 80+ Bronze
    QX6800 @ 3Ghz
    HD 4670 AGP 825/1100
    Asrock Conroe865PE
    4GB DDR400
    Ageia Physx PPU
    Audigy 2 ZS

    Idle: 132w
    wprime 1024: 213w
    3dmark06 demo: 227w

    tried running 3d06 and Vantage but I got a higher reading with the 06 demo :ohwell:



    Same for me, I'd think the combined test would give the highest reading.
     
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    Got hold of an Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti, overclocked to 1262 / 7500

    Nokiron | Corsair AX1200i | i7 3970X@4.1Ghz 1.175V - Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti 1262/7500 | 121W idle | 226W | P14705 415W | 35.43 points per watt

    manofthem's 37.29 PPW is quite hard to get to :D need to test with an R9 290(X).
     
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    Arctucas | Corsair AX1200 | i7 950 @ 4273MHz + SLi 560Ti @ 875/2050 | 268W idle | 365W | P9015 615W | 14.66 points per watt | Meh...

    Of course, with a D5 Vario, 4xSSD, 7x140mm and 1x120mm fans, MOSFET cooling fan, RAM cooler, soundcard, TV card my result may not be perfect.
     
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    we have a booby prize winnnnnneerrrrr!
     
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    Heh...

    And yet, with the extraneous hardware, I am not on the bottom of the 3DMark points per watt list, slightly edging out your second entry.

    When may I expect to receive my glorious reward?
     
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    He would give it to you but its NSFW so he can't post it here...
     
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    If I knew there was a prize involved, I would have OC'ed my GPUs as well and my CPU more. :p
     
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    FX-GMC | Seasonic G-650 | FX-8320 @ 4.6GHz + GTX760 | 97w idle | 249w | P8757 405W | 21.62 points per watt |

    Too bad you didn't go IntelBurnTest. My proc uses 365w in it compared to 249w for wPrime.
     
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    i'm happy to add more tests to the table, we can even come up with a V2 if we re-do it all with new tests. i'd like a CPU test that gives us a points score, so we get points per watt there as well.
     
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    Cinebench R15 Maybe? My points per watt is 2.42 to give an idea, although that'll be close to the bottom of the scale.

    EDIT: When do I get to be in the chart? :ohwell:
     
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    My 750W PSU is surprisingly efficient, actually. For normal usage. I think it was the Corsair 750 something. It's been awhile, I'll have to look it up. Enthusiast series, I remember. Also I try to turn it off at night now to save power.
     
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    Bump for a good thread:toast:
    Let's see some more power usage!!!
     
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    Add my result
    FX-GMC | Seasonic G-650 | FX-8320 @ 4.6GHz + GTX760 | 97w idle | 249w | P8757 405W | 21.62 points per watt |
     
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    I know, I love this thread
     
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    I gave up on this thread when my score was never added. Then I realized I never explicitly said "add my result"(DOH...my fault). If my old results get added I'll do a retest with my new gfx card.
     
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    He'll get to it . Probably on vacation. This thread is a good reference.
     
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    repost it in the correct format. I aint going hunting back through for edited posts.
     
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