Power Consumption

Note that we recorded the Asrock Z68M-ITX/HT and A75M-ITX's power consumption using the integrated graphics engine. The Z68 Extreme4 and Crosshair IV Extreme were configured with the GTX 580 and were only included as a rough guide, as they were featured throughout the review.

When running on integrated graphics, the A8-3850 and A6-3650 chugged considerably more power than the Core i3-2120 under load. However, this is justifiable when you consider the massive performance gains we saw when testing their on-die graphics cores earlier.