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Galaxy GeForce GTX 465 GC Video Card - Power Consumption Tests

The GTX 400 series just became a bit more affordable. But do we care? Is the GTX 465 something we even want? Let's find that out now.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 31, 2010 6:58 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Galaxy

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.

 

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Power draw while being a little higher than the HD 5850 and HD 5830 is still very reasonable.

 

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