ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE Z270 LGA 1151 Motherboard Review
ASUS ROG Maximus IX Code3rd January 2017
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX CODE Power Consumption Tests
The Kaby Lake architecture is meant to improve overall system power consumption and add to efficiency. In the case of the Core i7-7700K, we are looking at a refined 14nm+ process which allows Intel to gain improved clock speeds under the same power package.
With the frequency bump, the new chips do end up with higher power consumption both in idle and load states. When overclocked, the Core i7-7700K did go past the 400W barrier due to added power and voltage. We used a Phantek’s PH-TC14PE cooler to keep the chip cooled under stock and overclocked loads and the result was a significant increase in the temperatures compared to the Skylake generation.