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Inno3D GTX 680 iChill Black Series Accelero Hybrid 4GB Overclocked Video Card Review - Power Consumption Test

We check out an awesome GEFORCE GTX 680 from the folks over at Inno3D. Let's show you what makes it so awesome.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 10, 2012 3:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Inno3D

Power Consumption Test

 

 

Using our 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 on the card is really strong as well coming in at an even 450 watts under load. Considering we're overclocked and added a water cooling pump into the mix I really thought we'd be dealing with a bit more power draw.

 

You can see, though, we're below the GHz Edition cards when overclocked which is really a testament to the power draw for the GTX 680.

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