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Gigabyte EX38-DS4 Review

Makaveli    -   February 19, 2008
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Testing:

Dynamic Energy Saver: To test this feature, I installed the Gigabyte EX38-DS4 without the Dynamic Energy Saver software and took the power wattage readout for idle and load. I then overclocked it and did the same thing. After I had those numbers, I went back and installed the software and took the readings after I let it run for about two and a half hours. When I went to check the overclock results with the DES software, I was denied. The software prompted me that it could only run at stock frequencies which was a major disappointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are the stock power wattage readout for idle and load; with and without the Dynamic Energy Saving software installed.

 

The Dynamic Energy Saver shaved off about 20 watts in each test, which isn't bad at all.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  3. Closer Look (Motherboard Continued)
  4. Closer Look (Bundled Accessories)
  5. Closer Look (The BIOS)
  6. Closer Look (The BIOS Continued)
  7. Closer Look (Dynamic Energy Saver)
  8. Configuration (Drivers & Programs)
  9. Specifications
  10. Testing (Setup, Overclocking)
  11. Testing: Apophysis, WinRAR
  12. Testing: SPECview 10, PCMark Vantage
  13. Testing: Sandra XII
  14. Testing: Sciencemark, HDTune, Cinebench
  15. Testing: Crysis
  16. Testing: Knights of The Sea
  17. Testing: BioShock
  18. Testing: Call of Duty 4
  19. Testing: World In Conflict
  20. Testing: Call of Juarez
  21. Testing: Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts
  22. Testing: 3DMark06
  23. Testing: Dynamic Energy Saver
  24. Conclusion
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