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post #158 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 04:36 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by JackCY View Post
Software measurement of power from the "internal" sensors is often rubbish on Intel at least. Get a power meter and show the real actual values not some HWiNFO sensor readout XD
killawatt reflects the same value, theres a minus before hitting the psu of course but not a big deal or concern..

by now we should know theres some power loss between the killawatt hitting the psu this psu converting ac to dc and the delivery thru cables and vrms plus the heat in between them is lost. ends killawatt is less reliable than the hwinfo reading,,, as a matter of fact using a killawatt is giving an little advantage to the tdp itself..

Both are not 100% accurate, but i stick with hwinfo or any app that reads power because is the only source of reading we have after AC/PSU/cables/vrms ===> cpu that measures everything including capacitors between psu and vrms where it boost power as needed ends is a most accurate reading than the killawatt in that regard. killawatt just see the energy flowing from ac out not the whole conversion after psus caps and vrms delivery... the redings are a math from what the cpu itself is doing after the whole travel from ac to cpu at what voltage, load etc...

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