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Power Consumption

The Intel Core i7 980X consumed 280 watts when under load, matching the slightly lower clocked Core i7 960. The 975 EE on the other hand consumed 11 watts more under load and 19 watts more at idle. In all the Core i7 980X Extreme turned out to be simply the most efficient Core i7 processor we have tested to date when measuring idle consumption levels.