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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card Review - Power Consumption Test

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card Review

Following on with the new GTX 700 series, NVIDIA releases the new mid-range GTX 760 today. Check out the performance numbers in this review. (NASDAQ:NVDA)

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 25, 2013 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: NVIDIA

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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You can see power draw sits at the bottom half of the pack coming in at a bit under 400 watt at load and just over 130 watt at idle. We see fairly standard numbers here and most quality 550 watt + power supplies are going to handle a setup like this with no problems.

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