Power Consumption

Both the Athlon II X2 and Phenom II X2 are light on the power consumption. Our Athlon II X2 sample actually drew more power under load, possibly because of its larger L2 caches which operate at full clock speed rather than at the 2.0GHz un-core clock of the Phenom II's 6MB L3. Alternatively, it could just be poor BIOS power management support for the Athlon II at this stage.

Idle Power Consumption

Load Power Consumption - x264 HD Bench Pass 1

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  • adiposity - Friday, June 5, 2009 - link

    10 minutes is wrong, it's more like an hour for sub-src. My mistake.
  • adiposity - Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - link

    Oh, and

    configure -release

    Will build only release target, speeds things up as well.
  • adiposity - Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - link

    make that

    configure -release -no-webkit
  • ssj4Gogeta - Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - link

    Anand, the x264 first pass encoding graph is "higher is better" but the processors are arranged with the shortest bar (slowest processor) on the top. Please fix that.
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - link

    Noted and fixed.

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