Originally Posted by Falkentyne
Power is high because CPU Package Power is ViD * Amps, not vcore * amps.
If your VRM supports current monitoring, you can get the real power draw from Current IOUT (Amps) and Power POUT (Watts).
The VID shown is also affected by the default VID written for that cpu multiplier, which is then affected by both Thermal Velocity Boost voltage optimizations (VID decreases 1.5mv every 1C drop, from 100C to 0C) and the AC Loadline written into the processor.
My gosh! You're right! The power value I was monitoring is not my real power consumption!
It's based on the theorical VID asked by my CPU!
But I've found the real values given by ASUS EC sensors (Embedded Controller) for both power and current.
And indeed, they are way lower!
So I did again the same test (Aida64, FPU only, with AVX) this time with only 1.19v and now my power consumption is about 160w (instead of my previous 200w based on high VID asked by the CPU)
And the current is 135 amps: check my screenshot.
You give me a good news today
Because until now I based my OC to stay in Intel max safe spec, but with a wrong higher power value!
Which means I have more room to increase voltage and thus power