Originally Posted by Shogon
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Please do elaborate. Explain how 240W spikes through the PCIe MOBO X16 slot is less harmful than a slightly higher average of 79W with way lower peaks, I'm eager to learn from you.
Those spikes? Ignore them all, the average is still below 75W so who cares that they happen 45 times per minute, I'm sure your Motherboard/PSU don't care because nVidia, your PC components will only care if its AMD.
Originally Posted by Mahigan
The spikes are normal. When you turn a circuit on... it will spike for a a very very very short time (usually measured in microseconds). It is the same thing that happens when you flick the switch to turn on a light bulb. All circuits operate this way. What you want to do is filter those out in order to get a better idea of the true sustained load. In doing so (as PCPer did) you get the proper results.
And you are basically proving my point, this happens all the time with every card, some have it worse than others but every PC component presents this issue, it is just now that the issue is finally somehow blown out of proportion because AMD and a slightly higher PEG Average consumption?
I know perfectly fine how DC power works and how it turns off and on to provide power and why each time it turns on it generates, you'd know if you read my entire post. These spikes happens to be almost twice as bad on the GTX 960 than on the RX 480, yet this is irrelevant?.
Yes, the RX 480 average is slightly higher over the PCIe but with way lower spikes, my question remains unanswered, WHAT IS WORSE?, I can see how intermittent spikes can damage any PC component more than average power consumption with lower spikes.
Again, I'm aware that every PC component presents this issue due to the inherent way electricity is delivered, but it's been proven some suffer higher spikes than others, some being the GTX 960 Strix and others being the RX 480.
The GTX 750Ti, GTX 960, R9 295X2 were never an issue, the RX 480 shouldn't be, the fact that Polaris 10 efficiency sucks is the only issue I see.