Since power consumption is a big deal these days, we ran some simple
power consumption tests on our test beds. 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, POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 35a was run on all cores to make sure each and every processor
was at 100% load.
Results: The Intel Core i7-875K processor uses very little power compared to the other processors and that is a good thing. It was in the top half of the performance charts in all of the benchmarks and then when it comes to efficiency it is at the bottom! Not much to complain about here when the processor is energy efficient! It used ~60 Watts less power at full load than the Intel Core i7-930!