New Pro - power consumption

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  1. marclondon macrumors regular

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    Has anyone measured the power used by the base model at say idle and under moderate load?

    Thanks
     
  2. marclondon thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    ~70 watts at idle, actually measured.
     
  4. marclondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    A lot more that the 43 watts quoted by Apple...
     
  5. AidenShaw, May 20, 2014
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    Perhaps the config is different.

    More memory, bigger SSD, perhaps some bus-powered peripherals, perhaps some background processes active, perhaps less core-parking....

    Although Anand got 85 watts for a 12 core.... http://www.anandtech.com/show/7603/mac-pro-review-late-2013/14
     
  6. bxs macrumors 6502

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    I take it, you are interested in the power draw of a specific MP6,1 configuration... there are many combinations. Which combo are you wanting to know about ?
     
  7. marclondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    As I said, the base stock model:

    Quad-Core and Dual GPU
    3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor
    12GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory
    Dual AMD FirePro D300
    with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM each
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage
     
  8. iizmoo macrumors 6502

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    70-140 watts on 4 cores, 32GB, 512SSD, 2 ext drives, 1 four ports usb hub, and iphone and ipad plugged in.

    Hover around 74 - 90 most of the time. Decent power usage, but I still have to put it to sleep or the office get warm the next day due to a lack of heat dissipation.
     
  9. bxs macrumors 6502

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    OK.... but defining "moderate load" is also important as power consumption is very sensitive to connected peripherals and the type of workload running on the system. Even such things as indexing/Spotlight can kick up cpu use and power consumption.
     
  10. 0x2102 macrumors member

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    nMP 6c/32GB/1TB/D700: 48W @ IDLE and between 70-110W web browsing etc. Actual numbers from a power/watt meter.
     
  11. bxs, May 28, 2014
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    Idle power for MP5,1 comparison

    As a comparison my MP5,1 running at idle after login

    MP5,1
    12 core 2x 2.93 GHz processors
    4GB RAM (2x 2GB 1066 MHz sticks)
    1 TB Seagate 7200 rpm disk
    Stock Nvidia GT 120 graphics card
    23" ACD display
    USB KB and Mouse

    Idle power consumption displayed by a KILL-A-WATT meter was 197 watts, and with the 23" ACD screen sleeping the power consumption fell to 140 watts.

    Running a Geekbench 3 (64-bit) Stress Test for 30 minutes showed power consumption from a low of 222 watts and a high of 363 watts and an average during the run at around 330 watts.
     

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