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Gigabyte EP45-Extreme Review

Makaveli    -   August 17, 2008
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Testing:

Dynamic Energy Saver: To test this feature, I'll install the software and test the amount of energy saved by the software, at both idle and under load. To allow this software to work correctly, the C1E and EIST features must be enabled, because they dynamically lower the CPUs core speed and voltage at non-load times. The software expands on this reduce energy consumption even more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some screenshots of the Dynamic Energy Saver, while off and on at idle. You can throttle the CPU voltage to get the meter running even more.

 

 

Measured Wattage:

 

Wow! A whopping 26 watts saved at idle, and 28 watts saved at load! This Dynamic Energy Saver function really works well.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Accessories)
  3. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  4. Closer Look (The Motherboard Continued)
  5. Closer Look (The BIOS)
  6. Closer Look (The BIOS Continued)
  7. Closer Look (Drivers and Programs)
  8. Specifications & Features
  9. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  10. Testing: Apophysis & WinRAR
  11. Testing: SPECviewperf 10, PCMark Vantage
  12. Testing: Sandra XII Professional
  13. Testing: ScienceMark, CineBench 10, HD Tune
  14. Testing: Crysis
  15. Testing: Knights of the Sea
  16. Testing: BioShock
  17. Testing: Call of Duty 4
  18. Testing: World in Conflict
  19. Testing: Call of Juarez
  20. Testing: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
  21. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  22. Testing: Dynamic Energy Saver
  23. Conclusion
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