Intel Power Gadget

Intel® Power Gadget - provides processor power and energy usage information on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor (Sandy Bridge) platforms

It is always a challenge to measure power usage of the processor by software which usually requires special purpose tools or instrumentation along with third party equipment. The 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family (codename Sandy Bridge) offers an energy counter to estimate the power drawn by the processor and Intel® Power Gadget is utilizing this energy counter and provides an easy way to estimate power consumption of the processor without cumbersome setup.

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