No review is complete without taking a look at power and did find the overclocked AMD Ryzen 5 1500X consumed slightly more power than a stock Ryzen 5 1500X, which isn’t too shocking as we had to increase the CPU voltage in the UEFI to get the overclock stable.
The chart above is getting really full, so be sure to click on it and see it at the full size. At idle the stock AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor used 44.2W and when overclocked out idle power draw on the system went up to 50.2W. At load the stock Ryzen 5 1500X topped out at 261W in Thief and with the overclock that increased up to 287 Watts. So, our overclock increased power consumption by about 6 Watts at idle and around 25 Watts when doing some 1080P gaming.