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It may have been posted as this is a pretty old article, but I just found it and I find it very interesting: 93 graphic cards' power consumption tested.

The guys @behardware (or hardware.fr for Fr speaking OCNers) mounted a testing rig that only takes into consideration the power demands of the graphic card: PCIe slot & PCIe 6/8pin connectors.

The test in English & Fr

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P.S. This is a nice review to have handy when planning for a new graphics card and wondering if the PSU is gonna hold.
Edited by dragosmp - 3/2/11 at 11:19pm
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Good info,
    
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since when does 580 use more power than 480?


and why does the 4870x2 have higher consumption in 3dmark than furmark.
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Thats a lot of gpus!
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post #5 of 27
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since when does 580 use more power than 480?

Here's a different reference: CLICK. It doesn't have the GTX 480, but it does have the 470 & 580 and the two reviews measure these cards within a couple of W of each other (OCCT & 3DMark).

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and why does the 4870x2 have higher consumption in 3dmark than furmark.
that I don't know, but there are many tests in 3DMark and they seem to have picked the most power hungry
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So looking at that, seems that AMD still has the power consumption advantage for their cards.
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not really an old article, published about 2 weeks ago.
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How does the GTX275 pull more power than the GTX285???
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How does the GTX275 pull more power than the GTX285???
That is not very far fetched. The GPU in the 275 is a 285 that didn't qualify, so it likely has to use more voltage and is therefore less efficient.


By the way, good info! Rep+
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That is not very far fetched. The GPU in the 275 is a 285 that didn't qualify, so it likely has to use more voltage and is therefore less efficient.
Yeah I remember reading some reviews when it came out that showed it used more power. Just a bit tho.

The 4870x2 is a beast omg. My power supply got scared
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