As promised . Low power showdown :Intel DH61DL vs Intel DH61AG
Both boards had default bios settings , all power saving features on.
Clean copy of Windows Professional 32-bit installed . No other software , codecs , nothing . Only required drivers.
Everything installed on Toshiba MK2576GSX 2,5inch HDD (both mainboards)
Same Pentium G620 processor
Same power meter and same socket in the wall
Kingston KVR1333D3S8N9/2G 2GB memory
PicoPSU 90W (normal version , not this new energy saving version)
MeanWell GS90A12-P1M 12V 6.67A 80W power brick.
2 x 1GB random so-dim sticks
Dell PA-3E power brick (model DA90PE1-00)
Hd content: avatar trailer (mov , 1920x1080)
LinX (Problem size 10000 , memory 772MB)Results:
Idle : 12W-14W (stayed on 12W most of the time) / G620T : 13W-14W
HD movie: 17-18W / G620T : 18W
LinX: 41W-42W / G620T : 36-37W
Idle : 16W-20W (stayed on 19W most of the time)
HD movie: 20-21W (90% of the time was 20W firm)
LinX: 48W-50W (48W most of the time)
Winner is clear for me. But I am almost 100% certain that main factor is the power brick . MeanWell GS90 is professional (read expensive) power brick designed for 24/7 use. I know nothing about dell’s power brick , interesting fact is that is a 19,5V power brick and Intel board is rated 19V . There is a chance I get my hands on 19V version of MeanWell power brick .
But this is all for now. Just wanted to thank my sponsor : http://www.get-solid.pl
for providing both motherboards and cpu.
Stay tuned for G620T vs. G620 comparison.Update : Installed G620T into DH61DL setup , results above . Idle and HD playback similar , LinX visible difference but less processing power... and 1U compatible stock heatsink.
PS. My overall conclusion : I sold AMD Brazos board.