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What Is The Best Sub-$100 Intel Z77 Motherboard? Find Out In Our Roundup!
|Date:||Mon, Aug 13, 2012 - 06:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
Intel Z77 Budget Motherboard Power Consumption
Since power consumption is a big deal these days, we ran some simple power consumption tests on our test beds. The systems ran with the power supplies, case fans, video cards and hard drives. To measure idle usage, we ran the system at idle for one hour on the desktop with no screen saver and took the measurement. For load measurements, Prime95's in-place large FFT's were run on all cores to make sure each and every processor was at 100% load for maximum power consumption and heat. Curious about real world scenarios, we decided to drop Furmark and ran 3DMark 11 on the performance preset and took the maximum power consumption during the first GPU test.
Benchmark Results: While the systems were at idle, all three Intel Z77 motherboards were nearly identical. Once we loaded up our Intel Core i7 3770K with the AIDA64 system stability test we saw some minor differences. The ASRock Z77 Pro3 was pulling the least amount of power with only 127 Watts at the wall, the BIOSTAR was pulling 3 Watts more at 130 Watts. The GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H was pulling 13 Watts more than our leader with 140 Watts. While watching our P3 Kill-a-Watt during our runs in Battlefield 3 the BIOSTAR TZ77B had the lowest power consumption with 236 Watts, followed by the ASRock Z77 Pro3 with 238 Watts, and the GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H pulled the most with 249 Watts at the wall.
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Page 1 - ASRock Z77 Pro3, BIOSTAR TZ77B, & GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Sub-$100 Motherboards
Page 2 - ASRock Z77 Pro3 Intel Z77 Motherboard
Page 3 - BIOSTAR TZ77B Intel Z77 Motherboard
Page 4 - GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 Motherboard
Page 5 - The Legit Reviews Test System
Page 6 - SiSoftware Sandra 2012 Sp3 Memory Bandwidth
Page 7 - Futuremark 3DMark 11 DirectX 11 Gaming Benchmark
Page 8 - Battlefield 3
Page 9 - Intel Z77 SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing
Page 10 - Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing
Page 11 - Intel Z77 Budget Motherboard Power Consumption
Page 12 - ASRock Z77 Pro3 Overclocking
Page 13 - BIOSTAR TZ77B Overclocking
Page 14 - GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Overclocking
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion