Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Preview - Updatedby Anand Lal Shimpi on November 19, 2007 12:02 AM EST
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Hello Global Warming
We were curious to see if testing power consumption would confirm our suspicions of the QX9770 running significantly hotter than the QX9650. See for yourself:
At idle this thing is a beast, with the system consuming over 200W while the QX9650 pulled just over 150. It's almost as if EIST isn't functioning properly on the chip (CPU-Z confirmed that it was however).
Under load the power gap is even more ridiculous, no wonder we had so many cooling issues with the QX9770.