X570 chipset is the reason for the high consumption of Ryzen 3000 processors
The new AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors have arrived and the reviews all show that the opinions about the performance of this processor . But in most reviews (including the AMD Ryzen 3900X processor used in this review) they suffer from high power consumption even in standby mode.
According to tests conducted by the ExtremeTech website, it seems that The higher CPU power is due to the chip on the X570 motherboard than the processor itself.
Most of the reviews on Ryzen 3000 series processors have been on the X570 motherboard. If you put Ryzen 3000 series processors on an older X470 motherboard, the power consumption will drop significantly. One of the best points about these processors is the ability to support older hardware, including the X470. This means that if you have this motherboard, you can use the latest AMD processors. Here is a list of motherboards compatible with the new Ryzen 3000 series processors.
ExtremeTech tested an AMD Ryzen 3700X processor on an MSI X570 Godlike motherboard and then the same processor on an MSI X470 has been checked and the power consumption has been significantly reduced to around 38 watts. Even when the processor was in standby mode or doing very little processing, the processor’s power consumption dropped from 67 to 52 watts.
ExtremeTech ran several tests on different motherboards and found that the processor’s power consumption It consumes more on X570 motherboard than X470.
Less power consumption = better processor
For various reasons, all users want less power consumption of the processor. When the processor has high energy consumption, it also produces more heat. When the CPU heats up, the cooling system has to work harder, all of which leads to more noise in the computer. The higher the temperature of the processor, the lower the stability of the system and the shorter the life of the computer.
A computer that consumes more electricity costs more. Therefore, by placing the Ryzen 3000 series processor in the X470 motherboard, you get more power in addition to more efficiency. However, you do miss out on some of the X570’s more advanced features, such as PCIe 4.0.
ExtremeTech says the X570’s more features don’t seem to justify its higher power consumption. This issue is expected to be resolved in future updates.