thank you for sharing your results.
Am Samstag, den 29.03.2008, 20:08 +0100 schrieb Uwe Hermann:
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 02:34:38PM +0100, Paul Menzel
Of course I read . It looks like I have to
make a decision between
onboard graphic and firewire – but 2. has higher priority (or is my
assumption regarding power consumption wrong).
Depends a lot on which graphics card you want to use.
Here's a quick test I just did on my ASUS A8V-E Deluxe, with setting the
CPU frequency scaling support in Linux to "powersave" and
(all tests done with the proprietary BIOS):
Do you remember which kernel you used? And how did you measure the
No graphics card, performance: 61.6 W
No graphics card, powersave: 55.2 W
Old PCI VGA graphics card, performance: 64.8 W
+ 3,2 W
Old PCI VGA graphics card, powersave: 58.6 W
+ 3,4 W
Cheapo PCI-E graphics card, performance: 74.3 W
+ 12,7 W
Cheapo PCI-E graphics card, powersave: 67.8 W
+ 12,6 W
I guess, one can say that the difference in the numbers with different
governors are probably measurement errors.
Here's the lspci for the cards:
There are certainly a lot more power-consuming
out there, this is the cheapest PCI-E one I could get (I couldn't care
less about 3D performance).
Now the interesting question is, how much more power a mainboard with
onboard graphic is using compared to a board without.
Yes this helped. Thanks again.