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Please, if you are going to review Zacate...

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... Please if you are going to review Zacate use an 80plus PSU at least... or use the same PSU you use on the other tests.

I've seen this http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-brazos-platform-tested-e350-apu-review/10

I just can't belive the conclusion about power draw. I bet that if they've used an 80plus PSU the power measurement should be way better. Of course I don't expect miracles, but they don't mention which PSU they've used.... Do they really think power draw will be the same even after switching PSUs?

Also, I usually read TPU reviews when I have the time... and I could see you always mention the PSU used for the whole test, in "test setup" page. But if you don't keep the same PSU from test to test, then all Power Consumption figures would be technically all wrong, or at least, they would have an error to consider.

Now waiting for that review on Zacate.... :toast:
 

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But if you don't keep the same PSU from test to test, then all Power Consumption figures would be technically all wrong
not only technically. the old data would simply be invalid, period. (if power consumption was tested at the wall socket). if it was measured "card only" like in our vga reviews the difference should be negligible but personally i'd still retest all cards under such circumstances just to be sure and not get crucified by the readers

i do have a fusion motherboard coming, not sure about the ETA though
 
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not only technically. the old data would simply be invalid, period. (if power consumption was tested at the wall socket). if it was measured "card only" like in our vga reviews the difference should be negligible but personally i'd still retest all cards under such circumstances just to be sure and not get crucified by the readers

i do have a fusion motherboard coming, not sure about the ETA though
ha! thank you w1zzard! hope to read that review soon