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What makes Furmark eats so much power?

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according to Anandtech, the gtx 580 eats up 388 watts for whole system doing a crysis run, but furmark makes it jump to 490 watts...
     
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Furmark purposefully flushes, refills, and works every component on the card as often as possible. It creates genuinely unreasonable work loads.
    
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so yea, if i did run it, it will blow up my psu, which isn't exactly a Corsair or anything...
     
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