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What a lethal blow to the booming community of enthusiasts who place equal importance on idle energy consumption and high framerates


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Wait, I forget, is power supposed to matter or not? I keep forgetting. If it's an R9 290X, then power isn't supposed to matter. If it's a Nano, then power matters. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to parrot now that we are talking about monitors? Someone, please tell me what I am supposed to think ... preferably from a pro-AMD person and a pro-nVidia person.

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I thought this was pretty common knowledge. I've also never had nvidia cards downclock to idle speeds while in surround.
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post #24 of 131
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I thought this was pretty common knowledge. I've also never had nvidia cards downclock to idle speeds while in surround.

Yes, it seems that they never fixed multi-monitor issues. My 580 never did go into 2D state when I was using 2 monitors. Had to make 2D profile in MSI AB
post #25 of 131
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Wait, I forget, is power supposed to matter or not? I keep forgetting. If it's an R9 290X, then power isn't supposed to matter. If it's a Nano, then power matters. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to parrot now that we are talking about monitors? Someone, please tell me what I am supposed to think ... preferably from a pro-AMD person and a pro-nVidia person.

You are supposed to decide what criteria are relevant for your particular goals and situation...this coming from a person who is both pro and anti AMD and NVIDIA, depending on the need.

Anyway, if idle power is important to you, this is a problem if you are using a 144Hz display on an NVIDIA GPU. If it's not, then it's not. Frankly, I don't see it being a big deal unless you are using high-end GPUs in a system that needs to be dead silent when doing non-3D tasks for protracted periods of time. If it's not actively being used, the display will shut off and the GPU will downclock irrespective of the refresh rate while active. Would probably be a serious issue for laptops...if any of them had 144Hz displays, but they don't, yet.
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Wait, I forget, is power supposed to matter or not? I keep forgetting. If it's an R9 290X, then power isn't supposed to matter. If it's a Nano, then power matters. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to parrot now that we are talking about monitors? Someone, please tell me what I am supposed to think ... preferably from a pro-AMD person and a pro-nVidia person.

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well the pro nvidia person will tell you idle power draw ABSOLUTELY matters because AMD cards guzzle power in idle compared to nvidia cards, of course if that nvidia person owns a 144hz monitor they'll tell you it doesn't matter at all

The pro AMD person will tell you power never matters because thier cards guzzle power, unless they own a nano, in which case power does matter sometimes, but not when you compare the nano to other low power cards, only when you compare it to similar performing itx cards, but only if you measure it based on peak performance and peak power drain, which of course there are none, and definitely don't compare it on a FPS/watt metric.
 
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Energy consumption should be no problem. Whine about energy consumption on high performance system it is like whine about fuel consumption on dragster, it is self-evident.
Sry my english.
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It's a bit absurd to defend Nvidia or AMD on that. Sounds like something that could be easily solved.
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post #29 of 131
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Originally Posted by WolfssFang View Post

*looks at 144hz monitor and ageing 680* well time to drop down to 120hz


Ageing 680?... I'm here with a 144hz monitor and two GTX 460s in SLi lol No plans to upgrade Q_Q
Edited by timma100 - 10/30/15 at 8:27am
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-7990-owners-thread/38400#post_24507783

I already knew this!

It kind of annoys me to have such high idle temperatures, then again, the desktop is so damn smooth.
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