For testing power consumption, the system was plugged into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, the system was allowed to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes before a reading was taken. The other readings are peak load numbers recorded on the Kill-A-Watt meter for each MOBA game.
Power Consumption Results: Nothing too surprising seeing the modern midrange GeForce GTX 950 beat the 5-year old former high-end Radeon HD 6950 in every category on the power consumption. What may be of interest to League of Legends players using laptops are the power consumption differences between Summoner’s Rift and Howling Abyss /ARAM in which we see the latter has higher power usage.