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Gainward GeForce GTX 275 Graphics Card - Power Consumption Tests

NVIDIA expands the GTX 200 series to compete with the new ATI Radeon HD 4890 from AMD. How does the new GeForce GTX 275 go? - We find out today.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 5, 2009 2:53 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Gainward

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.

 

Gainward GeForce GTX 275 Graphics Card

 

At idle we can see the GTX 275 sits a good chunk below the HD 4890. In the load area, though, we can see there's really nothing between them.

 

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