System Power Consumption

Despite a 9% increase in clock speed when compared to the Core i7-3960X, the i7-4960X actually consumed 18% less power. This meant that when under full load the i7-4960X and FX-4350 consumed roughly the same amount of power, an impressive achievement by Intel. More impressive still was the idle power consumption, which at 66 watts might have been considerably more than the i7-4770K but it was also 10 watts less than the i7-3960X.