Question Which Haswell CPU to upgrade with (worried about power draw differences, at idle)

elsmandino

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Hi there.

I have a G1850 at the moment and need something a bit more powerful.

When looking at all the available upgrade options (for LGA1150), is there any difference between them when it comes to just idle power?

The reason I ask is that my desktop is used for very little, most of the time, and I do not want a CPU that is using lots of electricy when doing nothing.

My research suggests that the Haswell CPUs all use about the same level of power draw - is that true?
 
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OlyAR15

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If you are not using the computer for stretches of time, why not just turn it off? Or at least put it to sleep? Would be much better than wasting electricity idling for no reason.
 

maddogmcgee

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Have you used an appliance calculator to work out how much power you would actually use and how much it would cost in a year? I assume very little. The speed which your monitor turns off at is probably going to make a bigger difference than the CPU choice.
 

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