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Asus or Gigabyte, im referring to both their latest motherboards ie x38 x48 p45
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The p45 will use the least power out of the three I think, but then it comes down the individual board. Asus and gigabyte both claim the other is lying when it comes to power saving numbers on the p45 boards. In the end, its the cpu that will be drawing all the power, so it depends on clock and model to the wattage it uses.
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Well what MANUFAC. saves more power overall. They both do I know, but what one saves more
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Ok the asus p45 boards draw around 100 watts (p5q, p5q3) and the x38 and x48 boards will draw 120 or more watts. Thats at idle, at load it jumps up to 180ish and 200ish respectivily.

The gigabyte p45 board (EP45-DQ6) draws around 115 watts at idle and 190 watts at load.

All in all, at the p45 boards are better with lower power consumption.

Another edit, those figures were with 2 gigs of ram, a E6750, 8800gt 1gb, and a raptor 150gig hard drive
Edited by Sikozu - 6/24/08 at 8:08pm
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