As for the power tests, we didn’t change anything and wanted to know how our configuration would react by default. Basically, we installed the CPU and loaded the XMP profile. Then we did our various readings and benchmarks. As far as power consumption is concerned, we used the Cinebench R23 benchmark. We are therefore working on multi-threaded systems. The idea is to measure the average power consumption of our different processors. Please note that this is a global consumption of the configuration. At the moment, we are not yet able to measure independently and correctly the CPU consumption, but it is in progress. We still have a few points to optimize in order to be fully convinced of the accuracy of our readings.
The Ryzen 5 7600X comes out on top with an overall power consumption of 222.4 watts and the Ryzen 7 7700X with 259.2 watts. For us, these two processors may be the most interesting for the design of a gaming configuration, but we’ll come back to that later. Finally, and not surprisingly, the Ryzen 7950X blows away the power consumption with an average of 383.2 watts during the Cinebench R23 multi-threaded benchmark. Keep in mind that the GPU is at rest here. So you can expect an even bigger spike during a gaming session.