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Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Goes Like Hell Video Card - Power Consumption Tests

So, the GTX 580 is too expensive, but you want an NVIDIA video card? - The GTX 570 could be the goods. Let's see what Gainward are offering in this GLH version.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 1:57 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%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 SSD hard drive is used with a single CD ROM and minimal 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 is a little high on the GTX 570 GLH and we think that's because of the decision to go for a 6 Pin / 8 Pin setup. Similar to MSI and the dual 8 Pin setup on the GTX 580. Still, the number isn't anything you'd be worried about, but it will be nice to see what a reference GTX 570 offers.

 

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