Idle power draw for Precision 3630?
Hi folks, does anybody have real-world power drawer figures (at no load) for the Precision 3620 with and without any GPU?
I'm currently running a 16 thread E5-2650v2 with 32GB RAM and 2 HDDs in a Dell T5610 which is bankrupting me with its >100W even at light load as I leave this on 24x7.
I have the option to get a Precision 3620 with 8 thread E3-1240v5 for about $300 which I think will give broadly the same processing grunt but I want to get an accurate idea of how much low-load power draw it will save me. Every extra watt costs me about $3 a year here in the UK.
Thanks for any info you can provide!
When you say no load idle are you putting the PC to sleep? I don't have any numbers for you but if your like me I don't like to shut my PC down. I do however put it to sleep when not in use. A 3620 is smaller all around with less draw on the cpu for sure. And if you don't need 40 pcie lanes it's going to save you something considerable. Can I assume if you thinking about no GPU load you might go with a e3-1245 with integrated?