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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB SOC Video Card - Power Consumption Tests

NVIDIA release a new model and we want to know one thing - Can the GTX 560 Ti impress us like the GTX 460? It has big shoes to fill.

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 25, 2011 1:48 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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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At just under 400 watt you shouldn't have any real dramas running the card on a good 600 Watt PSU. It's interesting that the power draw at load, though, is slightly higher than the GTX 570. Not really an issue, but interesting none the less.

 


 

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