TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,159 Reviews & Articles | 39,584 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: Star Citizen creator: "I don't care about consoles"

EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB SuperClocked Video Cards in SLI Overclocked - Power Consumption Test

EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB SuperClocked Video Cards in SLI Overclocked
We take a $2,000 video card setup and overclock it - not because we need to, but because we can. Let's check out the beasty EVGA GTX TITAN in SLI and overclocked.
| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 29, 2013 11:17 pm

Power Consumption Test

 

 

Using our 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 SSD hard drive is used with a single CD ROM and minimal 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.

 

TweakTown image content/5/4/5418_42_evga_geforce_gtx_titan_6gb_superclocked_video_cards_in_sli_overclocked.png

 

With the extra voltage running through the cards, it doesn't surprise us that power draw jumps up.

 

While we see no change at the idle draw, we've got an extra 60 Watt being pulled under load. Like we've mentioned before, though, if you're buying this kind of setup, we'd like to think that you're purchasing or have purchased a more than capable 1000-watt or above power supply.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Video Cards content at our Video Cards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases