Yes I knew they drew power and have seen your pic before Manny though I have always thought of that as a complete system / rig power draw. I guess seeing it the way the author put it brought it to a different perspective.
Seeing it as the author put it does and should bring things into much clearer focus. As humans we often want things that look like do A and B and C is the result but that is not easily done in testing, for current to the cpu only, as we imagine it in our minds.
But taken like this it is the reason why after such a long time I finally had it clear enough in mind to SEE what is happening. If I measure load at 4.3GHz be it system load or measured on the 8 pin to cpu as have seen a few do the test...the load is the load. Now if I jump to 4.5GHz and measure a load well what caused the load to increase. Right the load caused by the cpu speeding up because that is what I changed. This based on simply moving the multplier by a number to change the cpu speed. So Ram speed did not go up. Video cards did not suddenly jump into another gear. Drives did not catch another gear upward, so the increased load is the result of the cpu speeding up and can be attributed to that fact alone when we keep the playing field level as such.
Now we can say well what about the VRMs and them having to do more to supply power to the cpu and if that cpu speed increases and more power is drawn, well what about that? No matter. For our purposes of considering load on VRMs and knowing that overclocked FX processors draw a ton of power...the added load of VRM working to keep up with an overclocked FX processor is still a function of speed needing voltage, needing current to maintain power within cpu to do the work. So power to get the job done is still power to do the job and as noted is pretty darn high for overclocked FX 8 core processors and the total power is still the total power needed and must be furnished by the motherboard VRMs. And the total power is inclusive with any extra work the VRMs must do as seen in the increased demand at the watt meter.
I hope my babbling did not muddy the water. Just trying to emphasize that increase in watt meter indicated draw is really showing that the power needed to do X speed with an FX processor is truly great and rises rather quickly with increase in speed and also with voltage.