Report: the true power consumption of 73 graphics cards

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Report: the true power consumption of 73 graphics cards

Post by Mats » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:27 pm


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Post by swivelguy2 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:46 am

Nice find. Too bad the GTX 480 isn't on there, that would make the charts kinda interesting :P

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Post by Jay_S » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:57 am

swivelguy2 wrote:Nice find. Too bad the GTX 480 isn't on there, that would make the charts kinda interesting :P
Or impossible to read! With every other GPU clustered around the low end.

I would have liked a performance-per-watt analysis. They ran 3D Mark, so they have (or could have recorded) the data. It would have been trivial to divide by power consumption.
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Post by ilovejedd » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:36 am

Thanks for the link. Nice to see they finally posted the English translated version of the article. Oh well, at least you didn't need to understand French just to view the graphs. :D

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Post by psyopper » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:39 am

Jay_S wrote: I would have liked a performance-per-watt analysis.
The last sentence in the article reads:

"...which, as we’ll see in a forthcoming report covering the subject of performance / watts..."

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Post by Jay_S » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:55 am

psyopper wrote:The last sentence in the article reads:

"...which, as we’ll see in a forthcoming report covering the subject of performance / watts..."
Hah - guess I should RFTA before complaining!
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Post by Drewlander » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:29 am

Very good find. Thanks.

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Post by Mats » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:32 am

Their test of 146 CPU's is worth mentioning.

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Post by gescom » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:59 am

Thanks for the links Mats! :D

I'm currently looking to build a new system and power consumption/heat is something i'm taking into account. Well, after seeing those links, i'm not going to get a geforce 9800gt I was looking at as 40w idle/2d is way too much.

This is another good video card power comparison worth checking out: http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264

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Re: Report: the true power consumption of 73 graphics cards

Post by halcyon » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:29 am

An additional useful resource is the constantly update (as new reviews come in) list of power consumption by TechPowerUp:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/ ... 70/27.html

The results / ranking are relatively very similar to that of BeHardware, even if the stress methodology and absolute numbers can differ somewhat.

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