Gigabyte Z270-Gaming K3 Review

Written by Antony Leather

February 3, 2017 | 17:13

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Power Consumption

Website: Prime95

Gigabyte Z270-Gaming K3 Review Gigabyte Z270-Gaming K3 Review - Power Consumption

For the power consumption tests, we measure 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.

Power Consumption (Idle)

Windows 10 desktop

  • Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • Gigabyte Z270-Gaming K3 (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • Asus ROG Strix Z270F Gaming (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 7 (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • Asus Maximus IX Hero (4.2GHz/5GHz)
    • 43
    • 50
    • 46
    • 54
    • 49
    • 54
    • 50
    • 54
    • 50
    • 64
    • 52
    • 78
    • 54
    • 60
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
Watts (lower is better)
  • Stock
  • Overclocked

Power Consumption (Load)

Prime95 small FFTs test

  • Asus ROG Strix Z270F Gaming (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • Asus Maximus IX Hero (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • Gigabyte Z270-Gaming K3 (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 7 (4.2GHz/5GHz)
  • MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium (4.2GHz/5GHz)
    • 124
    • 167
    • 126
    • 165
    • 128
    • 160
    • 129
    • 176
    • 145
    • 165
    • 150
    • 173
    • 163
    • 180
0
50
100
150
200
Watts (lower is better)
  • Stock
  • Overclocked

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