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October 05, 2004

Monster PC CPU Power Consumption

If you are trying to build a silent HTPC for your living room, power consumption is a major concern. Power consumption equals heat and heat equals noisy fans, so the lower the power usage, the quieter your system can become.

TechReport.com did some testing on high-powered CPUs like the Athlon 64 (90nm) and the Pentium 4 3.4Ghz (90nm).

Here were their results:

The bottom line: the AMD Athlon 64 used less power and produced less heat, particularly during heavy processing.

(Hat Tip: SilentPCReview.com)

Posted on October 05, 2004

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