Benchmarks – Power Consumption and Temperatures
When it comes to the Z87 chipset and flagship processors, it’s no surprise that you will need a little more juice to run the system. The TDP on the 4770K is set at 87watts, so we know that we will need some decent power to push this system especially running SLI configuration. Luckily, our Corsair HX1050 watt PSU has no issues handling this set up.
To test the power consumption, we used three methods. We used a wall socket meter to get our readings and let the system sit at idle. Then we used CPU load ONLY and then both CPU and GPU Load.
So let’s take a look at the results.
Full load we saw some high numbers, however keep in mind that we are also powering an entire watercooled SLI system.
Let’s take a look at some temperatures during the testing. Here we used software to monitor the temps like CoreTemp and the AI Suite.
Looking at the results of the temperature test, you can see that the Motherboard temps performed great even under full load and even overclocked temps only moved a few degrees. The highlight here is that at 4.5GHz, it topped out at 66c under load testing. Taking into consideration the higher TDP compared to its previous flagship CPU the 3770K, it didn’t perform too bad.
Well, that pretty much sums up our benchmarks so lets wrap things up.