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MSI GeForce GTX 460 1GB Cyclone Video Card - Power Consumption Tests

Already impressed with the 768MB version of the GTX 460 Cyclone from MSI, today we check out the 1GB version.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 2:38 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%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 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 doesn't carry with it any surprises with it sitting in line with most of the other GTX 460s we've already tested.

 

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