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Which cards beyond the gtx 260 consume less electricity than the gtx 260, if any?
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Well the card pulls 182 W
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1676318/gtx-260-power-consumption.html

So you are looking at anything below the 7950 in the 7000 (AMD) series and anything below the 670 in the 600 series (Nvidia), the 760 fits into this too.

A list of maximum power draw
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_780_TF_Gaming/images/power_maximum.gif
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Well the card pulls 182 W
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1676318/gtx-260-power-consumption.html

So you are looking at anything below the 7950 in the 7000 (AMD) series and anything below the 670 in the 600 series (Nvidia), the 760 fits into this too.

A list of maximum power draw
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_780_TF_Gaming/images/power_maximum.gif
Wow, I'm actually surprised that many more powerful cards pull less juice. Thx for the answer.
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Hmm, after doing some investigation I wonder if this is all marketing, bordering on fraud. My eyes lit up when I saw the price of the GTX 650. Then I saw the GTX 650 has lower memory bandwidth and texture fill rate than the gtx 260, and the performance is roughly on par, albeit it does have lower power consumption. Is that what's going on here?
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GTX 670 uses less power than a GTX 260.

170w vs 182w
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Hmm, after doing some investigation I wonder if this is all marketing, bordering on fraud. My eyes lit up when I saw the price of the GTX 650. Then I saw the GTX 650 has lower memory bandwidth and texture fill rate than the gtx 260, and the performance is roughly on par, albeit it does have lower power consumption. Is that what's going on here?

Just because its a newer gen card won't mean its faster often the benefits come in other aspects like power draw and heat. Also newer chips are also more efficient so often they can do more while using less bandwidth.

Why are you worried about power draw ? Most new cards will use less at idle than older ones tho. New power saving tech is a lot better especially and zero core if you can use it .

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