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I am looking for max load power consumtion numbers for 6950, either solo, or crossfire. Most places I looked at gives a total system power consumption. But I want to find at a card level (if at all possible). Also, looking for worst case scenario - such as running furmark - but I will take anything. Any calculated guesses from experienced members will also be appreciated.
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I am looking for max load power consumtion numbers for 6950, either solo, or crossfire. Most places I looked at gives a total system power consumption. But I want to find at a card level (if at all possible). Also, looking for worst case scenario - such as running furmark - but I will take anything. Any calculated guesses from experienced members will also be appreciated.
The reason they give total power consumption is... they would have to get the voltage and current values to be able to give wattage value... V*I=W

Measuring voltage is easy enough, but getting the current is more problematic, since high end cards draw power from the PCI-E connectors and the slot in the motherboard...In measuring current you have to connect it in series from the powersource to the card itself which means(in most cases) two series connections for each PCI-E connector and one through PCI-E slot itself...This would require some jury rigging or custom made connectors to do this...

It is much easier to due this through the power cable leading from wall to the PSU.... Hence the reason you are given system wattage, at idle and load, rather then just the card... Just take the delta between the idle and load values and you can get a idea of GPU wattage rates..
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110watts idle 290 full load

That was from Tomshardware.

HardwareCanucks says higher load and idle no crossfire numbers.


Edited by BigFrank - 2/26/11 at 7:10am
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Thanks guys. Looks like I can safely assume about 200watt per card at full load.

Btw, BigFrank, when I clicked on the first image, it tried to put a trojan in my computer. It was one of the 'you got a virus, please scan your computer' type of deal. Just wanted to point out.
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Thanks guys. Looks like I can safely assume about 200watt per card at full load.

Btw, BigFrank, when I clicked on the first image, it tried to put a trojan in my computer. It was one of the 'you got a virus, please scan your computer' type of deal. Just wanted to point out.
well you have to add in the idle power as well... from all that i have read and heard...they idle about 80-90 watts... so it should be in the 260-270 watt range(taking off some due to extra watts going to the cpu at load as well)...
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Thanks guys. Looks like I can safely assume about 200watt per card at full load.

Btw, BigFrank, when I clicked on the first image, it tried to put a trojan in my computer. It was one of the 'you got a virus, please scan your computer' type of deal. Just wanted to point out.
Sorry dude. It's hosted through imageshack. Must be something on their end.
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Btw, BigFrank, when I clicked on the first image, it tried to put a trojan in my computer. It was one of the 'you got a virus, please scan your computer' type of deal. Just wanted to point out.
I didn't get a pop up just for fyi. You should run malaware bytes now. Yer comp is prolly compromised prior to this.
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