2.3. Estimating Power Consumption
With the Early Power Estimator, you can estimate power consumption at any point in your design cycle. You can use the EPE to estimate the power consumption when you have not yet begun your design, or if your design is partially complete. Although the EPE can provide a power estimate for your completed design, Intel® recommends that you use the Power Analyzer in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software instead, for a more accurate estimate based on the exact placement and routing information of the completed design.