Power Consumption

For all of the overclocked performance tests, we disable all power-saving technology in order to give us a consistent set of results, and also best-case performance numbers - even though technologies such as Intel's SpeedStep might only take microseconds to kick in, that can make a difference in some tests.

However, for the stock speed results and power consumption tests, we re-enable everything in order to get a real-world power draw. The power draw is measured via a power meter at the wall, so the numbers below are of total system power draw from the mains, not the power consumption of a CPU itself. Measuring the power draw of any individual component in a PC is tricky to impossible to achieve.

We use Prime95's small FFTs test to put the CPU under 100 percent load, while idle power results are taken with the PC sitting at a Windows Aero-enabled desktop.

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Power Consumption (Idle)

Windows 10 desktop

  • Intel Core i3-7350K
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
  • Intel Core i5-7600K
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (3.95GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
  • Intel Core i7-7700K (5GHz)
  • Intel Core i3-7350K (5GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (4.05GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (3.95GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Intel Core i5-7600K (5.1GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (4GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
  • Intel Core i7-6900K
  • Intel Core i7-6850K (4.2GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6900K (4.2GHz)
    • 47
    • 50
    • 50
    • 57
    • 57
    • 60
    • 64
    • 65
    • 66
    • 71
    • 71
    • 73
    • 73
    • 75
    • 91
    • 91
    • 121
    • 142
0
25
50
75
100
125
150
Watts (lower is better)
  • Power Consumption

Power Consumption (Load)

Prime95 small FFTs test

  • Intel Core i3-7350K
  • Intel Core i5-7600K
  • Intel Core i3-7350K (5GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
  • Intel Core i7-7700K (5GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6900K
  • Intel Core i5-7600K (5.1GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (3.95GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (3.95GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6850K (4.2GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (4.05GHz)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (4GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-6900K (4.2GHz)
    • 89
    • 113
    • 125
    • 129
    • 132
    • 158
    • 173
    • 175
    • 178
    • 184
    • 187
    • 188
    • 203
    • 220
    • 220
    • 236
    • 253
    • 255
0
50
100
150
200
250
Watts (lower is better)
  • Power Consumption

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