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ASUS G92 EN8800GTS and EN8800GTS TOP - Power Consumption Tests

NVIDIA's revised 8800GTS cards are just around the corner. We take an exclusive look at two models from ASUS today.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 6, 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.

 

 

The biggest gripe with the 8800GTS seems to be the power it uses; the smaller nanometer should bring power right down but we see figures similar to the last generation of AMD cards where the HD 2900 XT put out some disturbingly high numbers.

 

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