I was reading this review
on the Maximus XI Formula
and, compared with the Extreme
(with similar components), the Formula
is almost twice as power hungry.
I bought a Maximus
myself recently - before noticing this review had come out - and intend to run it with a simple i7-8700/no OC*, but being more power hungry than the Extreme
wasn't something I was expecting. Am I to have this kind of power draw on a daily basis, even with a 'weaker' non-overclocked CPU? (I work at home and have my PC running for an average of 14 hours/day so power efficiency** is a concern)
* I'm not an overclocker and yes, I know... this is a board for enthusiasts and the new Intel 9th generation CPUs - I just enjoy having one of the latest hottest ROG Motherboards. 😮
** I'm going to use a 750W 80+ Titanium PSU.