Now let’s look again at power consumption values of the CPU. As with the other resolutions, the pure package power of the respective SKU was measured across all games and during each individual benchmark run. And we’ll guess, the FPS are very similar now, but the power consumption values are not. Often the same performance with very different consumption. Fact check!
Power consumption compared to FPS
For a better illustration of power consumption in relation to FPS, I plot the already known FPS curves and CPU power consumption against each other. You can now select the same desired game in each of the three galleries and then compare these curves with each other. So same as before.
The trend that the three Alder Lake CPUs are very frugal continues here very impressively:
We also see in the sum of GPU and CPU (that belongs together, after all) that the faster CPUs naturally produce higher GPU power consumption.
Efficiency of the CPU in Watt per achieved FPS
Of course, you always have to look at the power consumption in the context of gaming performance. Here I calculated again how many watts you have to spend per second for each single frame. Still looks good for Intel, too.
I’m done with 1440p with that as well.