We performed our power consumption measurements using an Extech Power Analyzer 380803. This device is connected before the PSU and measures the power draw of the entire system (without the monitor), including the power loss that occurs in the PSU itself. In the idle mode we start the system up and wait until it stops accessing the hard disk. Then we use LinX to load the CPU. For a more illustrative picture there are graphs that show how the computer power consumption grows up depending on the number of active execution threads in LinX.
And once again we see that the results are about the same: both mainboards are very close in their power consumption readings, no matter what operational mode we take into consideration.
In conclusion to our reviews we usually sum up everything by listing the product’s advantages and drawbacks. GigabyteGA-P67A-UD4-B3 mainboard has a lot of advantages. We have mentioned most of them in our today’s article, although if we were to list them all, the review would have been way longer. As for the drawbacks, there are barely any. The only thing that comes to mind at this point is the extremely aggressive “Load-Line Calibration” technology. It would be really nice to have the ability to adjust the amount of this calibration, like on some other mainboards. However, this technology is not a must and even when we disabled it completely we managed to overclock our processor successfully and boosted the speed in some applications by about 40%. GigabyteGA-P67A-UD4-B3 mainboard boasts convenient layout and great functionality expanded with a number of additional controllers. The board has everything you may ever need, is free from useless bonuses and therefore comes at a moderate price, so it will obviously be quite popular among potential buyers.