Please report back the power consumption when you have it in a case. in my experience, the server fan cases are power-hungry. The 1060 idles at around 15 watts (I get that from nvidia-smi). Modern SSD uses almost nothing.
I ran some tests against a dual e5-2680 v2 setup.
The systems were tested outside their cases to eliminate fans and other peripherals from interfering with power usage.
Power was measured at the wall using a kill-a-watt.
Please don't take these results too seriously. Testing would require a lot more time to get more accurate results, but I believe these results are still interesting.
It was obvious that there would be improvements, but I was curious about how much of an improvement it would be.
Testing consisted of booting TrueNAS bluefin Nightly build from 11/03/2022 with the onboard video as primary and the GTX 1060 passed through to a Windows 10 VM.
Letting the system idle for 5 minutes after the IP addresses are shown on screen and recording the idle power usage.
Starting the Windows VM first in a 6 core 12 thread vcpu configuration then a full all cores and threads vcpu configuration, running Cinebench R23 then recording power usage and Cinebench scores.
The final test is done with all cores and threads running Cinebench in a loop with Unigine Heaven to fully load the system, recording power usage and final heaven benchmark score.
Power Supply is a Delta 1000w 80 Plus Gold
GPU used is an EVGA GTX 1060 6gb
2 SSDs, one for OS, the other for VM Storage
The dual e5 system consists of a Gigabyte GA-7PESH1 with (2) Xeon E5-2680 V2 and 64GB of DDR3 RDIMMs in Quad Channel configuration on both CPUs.
The Epyc system consists of a Supermicro H11SSL-i with an EPYC 7302p and 192gb or DDR4 RDIMMS in a 6-channel configuration.
Power Usage and scores:
Dual E5-2680 V2
Powered off 17w
Reached 200w while booting
216w running Cinebench with 6 cores 12 threads. Score 6434
310w running Cinebench with 20 cores 40 threads score 12583
414w fully loaded Cinebench and Heaven benchmark. Fps 84.4 min 8.7 max 154.2 score 2127
Powered off 5w
Reached 115w while booting
136w running Cinebench with 6 cores 12 threads score 11046
175w running Cinebench with 16 cores 32 threads score 18964
286w fully loaded Cinebench and Heaven benchmark. Fps 113.1 min 9.1 max 235 score 2850