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MSI GeForce N275GTX Lightning Video Card - Power Consumption Tests

We saw MSI put the Lightning spin on the GTX 260 not that long ago. Today the GTX 275 gets the same treatment. Let's see if it can impress.

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 9, 2009 5:25 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

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 Video 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.

 

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Compared to the Palit GTX 275 power draw at load is slightly up. As for the draw against the other two cards, it's down.

 

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