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Yes, it is perfectly possible and it makes sense.

As for your card, @AcEsSalvation, at what core and mem frequency does your card idle at? This seems quite high for 2D mode. headscratch.gif:
Have you toyed with MSI Afterburner or any other similar software?
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EVGA Precision X. It used to be closer to the upper 20's for power draw at idle, but I've got a large desktop now. Managed to run triple monitors.

It's 987mV at 862MHz right now (tabbed out of game) but it's still the 39% power usage

EDIT: It doesn't look like it is downclocking anymore. GPU usage is still 0%, but the power draw is 39%
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EVGA Precision X. It used to be closer to the upper 20's for power draw at idle, but I've got a large desktop now. Managed to run triple monitors.

It's 987mV at 862MHz right now (tabbed out of game) but it's still the 39% power usage

EDIT: It doesn't look like it is downclocking anymore. GPU usage is still 0%, but the power draw is 39%

You should have a lower power profile.
I am powering 3 monitors as well, and the card (R9 290) idles at the lowest power state. I don't see why yours would require such high clocks. Perhaps you might want to look into that, but let's not drift anymore off-topic. I'll be glad to help in PM. thumb.gif
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