Benchmarks – Storage, Power Consumption, Temperature
From a storage standpoint, typically we don’t see much gain in performance in overclocking, but for the sake of argument, we ran them with our OC settings. While improvement was there, it was minimal.
For power consumption, it was no surprise that the 5820K and 5930K Haswell-E Processor required a little more juice when compared to its more mainstream chip, the 4770K. But the most notable item here is that once we used the AMD R9 290, our system did require a bit more juice than a single GTX 780.
For Temperatures, we are going to look at both stock settings and our overclocked 4.3GHz settings. With our watercooling set up, you will see that our CPU didn’t pass 66c under full load. We have plenty of headroom for additional overclocking.
If you look at the motherboard or system temps, you will see that while the OverClock gain was very minor, the numbers did move up. Keep in mind that our system was tested on an open test bench so heat shouldn’t be an issue. For those running the motherboard in a case with restricted airflow, you may see some slightly higher temps.
Now that we have seen all the benchmark results, let’s move forward and wrap things up.