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GIGABYTE GA-73UM-S2H - GeForce 7150 IGP - Power Consumption Tests

NVIDIA are new to IGP based chipsets for the Intel platform. We look at one based on the new GeForce 7150 chipset.

| NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 30, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Power Consumption

 

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 an 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 GeForce 7150 platform chewed less power than the G33; this could be because of the single chip design and single channel memory controller.

 

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