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NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB G92 Tested - Power Consumption Tests

We've received an anonymous sample of the yet to be released 8800GTS G92 based graphics card which we put to the test.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 28, 2007 5:00 am

Power Consumption Tests

 

 

Using our new PROVA Power Analyzer WM-01 or "Power Thingy" as it has become quickly known as to our readers, we are now able to find out what kind of power is being used by our test system and the associated graphics cards installed. Keep in mind; it tests the complete system (minus LCD monitor, which is plugged directly into AC wall socket).

 

There are a few important notes to remember though; while our maximum power is taken in 3DMark06 at the same exact point, we have seen in particular tests the power being drawn as much as 10% more. We test at the exact same stage every time; therefore tests should be very consistent and accurate.

 

The other thing to remember is that our test system is bare minimum - only a 7,200RPM SATA-II single hard drive is used without CD ROM or many cooling fans.

 

So while the system might draw 400 watts in our test system, placing it into your own PC with a number of other items, the draw is going to be higher.

 

 

Power manages to take a big jump from the 8800GT and we see we're almost at HD 2900 XT power levels again. There's no denying that you're going to want a decent power supply if you're going to run one or two of these bad boys.

 

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