Gigabyte E350N-USB3 ReviewIndybird - April 17, 2011
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Since this board was essentially designed for a low-power media PC, I measured its power use during several typical usage scenarios. All measurements were taken using Kill-A-Watt power meter and were averaged over five minutes.
Heat is of course a concern in a media PC due to the fact that these computers often find themselves near hot stereo equipment and/or inside a cabinet with low airflow. To simulate full load, I ran CPU Burn-In and FurMark 1.8.2 at the same time, stressing the whole Fusion E350. To measure the temperatures, I used SpeedFan. The ambient temperature remained around 22 °C during the entire test.