Originally Posted by Vellinious
I guess you missed my other post where I showed, very clearly, getting a PWR perf cap with the power limit set to 283 (270 * 105%).
lol, and yes, you're entitled to your opinion about overclocking, but...I've already dismissed it. Have a good day. = )
Just bought a meter, to see how it goes.
PC setup is:
i7 870 4,3ghz 1,45v comsumes a lot
970 1500/2000 ( +85mv / 110power limit )
4x hdd's, 1x ssd
Random stuff connected towards my pc / usb stick / headphone / mobile phone / 3 screens connected / mouse / keyboard and some more stuff
This is what i get on average when i game ( ac unity market / witcher 3 market / crysis 3 / farcry 4 start area / battlefield 4 mp map / some other games.
Sometimes it hits as high as 400w but that's about it.
I get about 500w at torture tests ( prime95 + furmark )
I get about 320w at prime95 only
i get about 330w at furmark only
The cpu i'm using and the voltage pretty much + clock, extremely demanding cpu that most people that own a newer intel probably won't need to power.
that leaves a 750w with 350 left ( if you got a power hungry cpu ), skylake is pretty much half this ). That 350w isn't going to need to power another entire system + cpu but just a single gpu.
I wouldn't be shocked if 2x 970's would work on a 650w power supply on top of it and that's with a oc.
I have experience with 290's and with a 970, and frankly oc'ing options on those 970's is really minor stuff when it comes to extra watt usage. It's way more limited then what 290's for example offer. The increase in watt consumption from stock to oc is about 40-50w extra. That's it, it's nothing.