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by pod03
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 31592

Re: Skylake thoughts

For the boards also tested by SPCR the idle figures are similar to those in this table: http://uk.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/317176-317164-317473-318203-316434-320468-317166-317171-319143-317174-320607-317173-316330-320287-320257-324506-316324-317314-316948-319145-316326-316437-317165-31...
by pod03
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Skylake: Intel Core i7-6700K
Replies: 19
Views: 10639

Re: Skylake: Intel Core i7-6700K

Hi Lawrence,

Thanks for the detail. Look forward to the motherboard reviews.

Mark
by pod03
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 31592

Re: Skylake thoughts

The following tool might be of use to some people - e.g. it is possible to sort by idle energy consumption http://uk.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/317164-317176-318898-316434-317171-320607-319143-317163 The above is a selection that I have made from Z170 motherboards they have tested with l...
by pod03
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Hybrid graphics under Windows 10 - especially Z170 boards
Replies: 1
Views: 5234

Hybrid graphics under Windows 10 - especially Z170 boards

I have found very little information on is whether Z170 motherboards are capable of allowing hybrid graphics on windows 10 - the most concrete that I have found is https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn932812%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#system_fundamentals_graphics_hybridgraphics_multigp...
by pod03
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Skylake thoughts
Replies: 81
Views: 31592

Re: Skylake thoughts

According to http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skylake-intel-core-i7-6700k-core-i5-6600k,4252-11.html idle power of the CPU is a little lower than previous generation. As edh said idle power of the platform seems to depend on the mother board principally - though there does appear to be significan...
by pod03
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which ~budget 80+ Platinum
Replies: 12
Views: 4182

Re: Which ~budget 80+ Platinum

The idle efficiency is detailed in the link that I posted: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Cool ... 50S/6.html
by pod03
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which ~budget 80+ Platinum
Replies: 12
Views: 4182

Re: Which ~budget 80+ Platinum

Your focus appears wisely to be efficiency at idle/low loads. For that and your other requirements I suspect that a Cooler Master V550S http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/V550S/6.html is still the best choice despite being Gold rather than platinum. I have had the V450S over a year now ...
by pod03
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: R9 Nano
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

R9 Nano

The following might be of interest to some on here given in TDP:

http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-r9-nano- ... er-hawaii/
by pod03
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V550S
Replies: 18
Views: 12693

Re: Cooler Master V550S

Mine seems quieter https://youtu.be/bjPeZQPRaMo.
by pod03
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 400W Titanium PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 5024

400W Titanium PSU

It seems from the press release that the following FSP http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu_reports/FSP%20TECHNOLOGY%20INC_FSP400-60AGTAA_400W_ECOS%204091_Report.pdf will actually be coming out. Finally an improvement on my V450S. With it being FSP it might not be that quiet but with 90% efficient a...
by pod03
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics Card Coil Whine; An Investigation.
Replies: 20
Views: 16916

Re: Graphics Card Coil Whine; An Investigation.

The Overclockers.co.uk/Manli GTX 970 just got a German review as well http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.computerbase.de/2014-11/manli-geforce-gtx-970-im-test/3/&prev=search. This is one designed to minimise coil whine - as far as I can tell the whine is low under their...
by pod03
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS Z97-PRO Motherboard
Replies: 19
Views: 11210

Re: ASUS Z97-PRO Motherboard

Hi Lawrence,

Thanks for the review. Can you confirm something. Would I be right in thinking that what with power saving mode from page 6 enabled the idle power dropped to about 19W compared to the 24W on page 5?

Mark
by pod03
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 140 mm long PSU, non-modular, quiet?
Replies: 15
Views: 5480

Re: 140 mm long PSU, non-modular, quiet?

I posted a mini review of the V450S in http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=66569 - I have had no problems since and have not heard the fan. It is a shame that there have not been more reviews of this series including by SPCR. There is one of the 450 model in Greek by the same au...
by pod03
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V550S
Replies: 18
Views: 12693

Re: Cooler Master V550S

Yes still entirely happy - I have not heard the fan yet so unless you have extremely sensitive hearing and a very low noise floor I would go for it.
by pod03
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU Idle Power
Replies: 4
Views: 2905

Re: GPU Idle Power

Thanks both, SometimesWarrior - thanks for clarifying - sorry yes I did mean the comparison between http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_970_JetStream/23.html and http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/palit-gtx970-jetstream-oc-review/20/ but http://hexus.net/tech/rev...
by pod03
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU Idle Power
Replies: 4
Views: 2905

GPU Idle Power

Hi All, Not really a silent PC question but certainly the first place that I thought to ask. Different review sites get quite different idle power consumption differences between competing cards - to give a few examples: http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://ht4u.net/&prev=/se...
by pod03
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Suitable replacement for NX-5000 R3
Replies: 52
Views: 13834

Re: Suitable replacement for NX-5000 R3

What about: http://www.ebuyer.com/584152-coolermaster-vs-series-550w-semi-modular-80-gold-power-supply-rs550-amaag1-uk or http://www.ebuyer.com/584153-coolermaster-vs-series-650w-semi-modular-80-gold-power-supply-rs650-amaag1-uk or http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-cooler-master-vsm-series-80-plus...
by pod03
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 750 Ti announced
Replies: 7
Views: 4604

Re: Passive 750 Ti announced

Now tested in English - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GTX_750_Ti_KalmX/23.html It is interesting to note that the energy consumption figures at idle and other low power states are a touch higher than the reference board but that might be sample variance, other factors or it might be as I ...
by pod03
Thu May 22, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Semi-Passive GTX780 and R9 280
Replies: 2
Views: 2547

Semi-Passive GTX780 and R9 280

Apparently ASUS have announced a semi-passive GTX780 (http://www.techpowerup.com/201067/asus-unveils-the-geforce-gtx-780-strix-6-gb-graphics-card.html) and R9 280 (http://www.techpowerup.com/201077/asus-also-announces-radeon-r9-280-strix-oc-edition-graphics-card.html) which might be of interest to s...
by pod03
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeals
Replies: 21
Views: 9942

Re: Second Seasonic Fanless 520w Platinum also buzzes/squeal

My family lives a couple of miles away from overclockers.co.uk and although I have not RMAd anything to them they do have a bricks and mortar store that I have been in a couple of times and their customer service face to face has been great, from what I observed. E.g. it appeared somebody was return...
by pod03
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V650S
Replies: 4
Views: 4271

Re: Cooler Master V650S

Welcome to SPCR! I am afraid that I can add very little about quietness of the CM VS series other than to note that the bearing of the V650S fan is supposed to be ball bearing rather than 'HDB' or sleeve bearing on the 450. However at idle I suspect the difference in noise will be minimal as the fan...
by pod03
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V550S
Replies: 18
Views: 12693

Re: Cooler Master V550S

V450S arrived today. Much quieter than the CWT PUFP255P taken out. More importantly for me idle dropped from about 28W to about 23W from the wall according to a Maplin killawatt equivalent. A little noise with my ear against the exhaust, principally perhaps bearing noise or some other sort of clicki...
by pod03
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V550S
Replies: 18
Views: 12693

Re: Cooler Master V550S

I have ordered a V450S and will review as best I can when it arrives.
by pod03
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Cooler Master V550S
Replies: 18
Views: 12693

Re: Cooler Master V550S

Better still the a review of the V450S version which will presumably be more efficient at 22.5W.
by pod03
Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 45 PSUs efficiencies tested at low loads
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Re: 45 PSUs efficiencies tested at low loads

I do have some queries about the results - the results for the Antec EarthWatts Platinum 450W look a little too good and the results for the Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 400W looks a little poorer than I would have expected. However, difficult to find comparable tests - perhaps a comparison that...
by pod03
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 34183

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

Hi cbutters, can you confirm or deny the suggestion that the combination that you have can do some basic overclocking: http://communities.intel.com/thread/29206 http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1908808 http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1914307 http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/190878...
by pod03
Wed May 20, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: LCD power?
Replies: 9
Views: 6606

Dell G2410 9W

This might be interesting. My Dell G2410 uses 9W at 30% brightness (My preferred level) and I am very happy with the image quality for Word/Surfing/Games.

I am also pleased with my new Laptop viewtopic.php?t=42833 whose screen uses about 3W.
by pod03
Thu May 14, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Post your laptop's power usage
Replies: 29
Views: 23583

Hybrid Graphics RM-70 FSC Xa3530

Just bought a Fujitsu Siemens Xa3530 with: Turion 64 X2 RM-70 17in screen, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 hybrid with integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 These are the figure that I got for the laptop when I tested it at desktop (idle): Silent Mode on, HD3200 on-board graphics - No battery or DVD in driv...
by pod03
Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 2400 Pro v 7300 LE v G33 IGP - Power consumption
Replies: 39
Views: 25979

Thanks for this smilingcrow. When you say Idle do you mean desktop or with the screen shut off with the screen saver? :)