CPU Power Consumption Tests

The Intel Alder Lake CPUs feature the brand new hybrid architecture approach composed of Golden Cove and Gracemont cores. The chip also relies on a brand new 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process node which delivers up to 5.2 GHz clock speeds on the flagship Core i9-12900K. The faster clocks along with the addition of more cores should lead to more power consumption but Intel is also touting increased efficiency per watt thanks to the overall performance increases we get this generation.

Power Consumption (Stock) Stress Test
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Idle
0
90
180
270
360
450
540
0
90
180
270
360
450
540
Z690 AORUS Master
411
128
MSI MEG Z690 ACE
409
125
ASRock Z690 Taichi
408
125
MSI MPG Z690 Carbon
390
122
MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk
385
120
ASRock Z690 PG Veloctia
376
116
Power Consumption (Stock) Gaming Test
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0
40
80
120
160
200
240
0
40
80
120
160
200
240
Z690 AORUS Master
132
MSI MEG Z690 ACE
131
ASRock Z690 Taichi
132
MSI MPG Z690 Carbon
133
MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk
130
ASRock Z690 PG Velocita
135

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Power Consumption 5.2 GHz Overclocked
Load
Idle
0
90
180
270
360
450
540
0
90
180
270
360
450
540
MSI MEG Z690 ACE
490
136
Z690 AORUS Master
477
133
ASRock Z690 Taichi
472
132
MSI MPG Z690 Carbon
452
133
MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk
438
130
ASRock Z690 PG Veloctia
395
139

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