AMD CPU Power Consumption Tested

Ever wondered how your HTPC AMD CPU stacks up in comparison to others in the family when it comes to power consumption?  Just how much money does it cost to run it 24/7?  Tom’s Hardware has a pretty indepth article comparing 35 different AMD CPUs.  Hopefully they compare Intel CPUs next.

Tom’s Hardware

The amount of electricity a computer needs is dependent not only on its components, but also the user’s habits. For example, leaving the PC on for 9 hours a day will mean less power use than running it at full capacity 24 hours a day. In the worst case, if AMD’s Cool’n’Quiet energy saving mode does not work, you could end up wasting an amount of electricity sufficient to light up a room.