Haswell-E Overclocked: Real world power to performance testing

While we’ve seen the incredible power consumption that Intel’s Haswell-E Core i7 processors are capable of when overclocked, benchmark numbers are generally produced in a vacuum of sorts; at maximum load, how much power can the Core i7-5960X draw? Today we’re going to look at it from a more practical perspective: under a series of tests, how much power does the Core i7-5960X draw? And what do you get for it?

Our testing was done on the following system:

CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X

Motherboard: ASUS X99-DELUXE with 0904 BIOS

DRAM: 4x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-2666

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i with push-pull SP120 fans

Storage: 128GB and 256GB Force LX SSDs

These were the voltages required to hit each speed bin in our initial tests:

Read more: Haswell-E Overclocked: Real world power to performance testing – TechSpot.

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