Thanks for posting the link and since you aren't looking to push things too much you can get a basic idea. Be careful about those posted values though, they are not testing the same way we do here, actually not even close.
Just to keep apples/apples
for those following the bouncing dot, I took a look at the link and just want to clarify that these results are "typical/average
" and even "real world
" results but not MAX Power draw potential
. I don't think they are even overclocking. The max value that they record is a max value under gaming and synthetic tests, that typically don't max out your power draw
. In addition the values are recorded using a STOCK BIOS
which in terms of power makes a considerable difference.
It says "Furmark" test but how were they testing??For example
, they have a G1 980 only showing 196Watt MAX and we know that with a MOD BIOS, overclocking both GPU and MEMORY, and an extreme test with the right settings, we can almost DOUBLE that max value
I think that we would need to measure power draw from a range of games, tests, benchmarks, applications and mining to know EXACTLY what "Real world" power draw scenarios could possibly be, and that's too much time, work and money to acquire all that software and perform the testing.To be clear, I know some of you are concerned about your power supply not being sufficient, AND YOU SHOULD BE, however please keep in mind that there are 2 very popular ways to look at a power supply requirement:
(1) How much do I really NEED "on average/typical/real word"
(2) How much do I really NEED "at MAX possible power draw"
Running your PS at 80% efficiency under max load is different from running 80% efficiency under "typical/average" load.
I always go overkill like cookieboyeli and many others so I'm more of an OPTION #2 kind of guy. Many other are OPTION #1 kind of people and that's perfectly fine.PRO/CON to OPTION #1
- Save money up front, MAYBE you'll be just fine with NO issues but won't know 100%, there's always a shadow of doubt.. Future upgrades are uncertain.PRO/CON to OPTION #2
- Spend more money up front, peace of mind that your PS is MORE THAN ENOUGH in all cases, Future upgrades are essentially covered.
I think we should run some additional tests to measure power draw with this MOD BIOS during the same "on average/typical/real word" and get some of those values recorded as well. More to come
Any values we are going to find on a "reviewer website" is going to be STOCK BIOS values (and probably not even overclocked).
Originally Posted by scoobied77
I wish EK would bring out the full water block for the 980Ti G1.
Does anyone know when it's likely to be released?
I'm happy running my card with mild OC (or even stock!) for time being and using a custom curve to keep the noise down.
But still can't beat being under water (especially when the rest of my system is!)
Originally Posted by Obyboby
Oh, so they're not available yet? Cool, got some more time to save money for my loop then xD
I asked in the EK thread and the birdie there said at LEAST 1 month to wait..