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http://www.pcgamer.com/144hz-monitors-and-nvidia-gpus-draw-surprising-amounts-of-power/
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Asus' new RoG Swift PG279Q might be the new best gaming monitor around, but it's also responsible for PC Perspective discovering some interesting information: high refresh monitors draw a lot of power. Or, rather, they can make your PC suck down power like an AC junkie. According to tests performed by PC Perspective, it seems that when using the higher refresh rates of some panels, including the PG279Q, power draw on the system itself increases by an unusual amount.
PC Perspective hooked up a GeForce GTX 980 Ti with the monitor and cycled through refresh rates while idling on the Windows 8.1 desktop. At 60Hz, the monitor drew 22.W, while the system idled at 73.7W. Stepping up to 100 and 120Hz only showed a minor increase in power consumption, but when the 144Hz option was chosen, the idle system power jumped from 76W to 134W. In addition, the system would repeatedly jump up to over 200W of idle power draw for 30 seconds at a time, then jump back down for a few minutes.
That's what happens when at idle a 144Hz refresh rate causes your GPU to not throttle down. Really one of the more frustrating things about high refresh rate monitors and the reason I never go past 120Hz for day to day usage.

Maybe this is the kick in the butt that's needed to get a better solution then allowing the gpu to idle at 885MHz when pushing a 144Hz refresh rate.
 

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Soo... did AMD win?
 

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Who cares, my electric bills are meaningless regarding my PC consumption considering I use a Washer/Drier/Water heater with 1 hour long baths/ a Big ass fridge and 5 TVs with the 220v 3000W central AC 24/7, like... Who cares?
 

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Seriously ? They discovered it now ? It's well know issue for several years already. Go above 120 Hz on desktop and geforce no longer goes back to 2D mode.

Same thing happened to anyone running dual displays (not sure if they fixed it or not)
 

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That's why you don't use 144, buy a proper motion blur monitor and set it 120 to remove all of that new-age gizmo nonsense
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Soo... did AMD win?
no, as the power draw of the monitor would probably be similar fashion using AMD GPUs. But the idea does partially mitagate arguments that AMD gpus draw too much power when pushing high refresh rates have a relatively significant impact on power consumption (idle roughly equal to adding an extra 6 pin pci-e(75w), and system draw almost equal to GPU at load power consumption)
 

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That's why you don't use 144, buy a proper motion blur monitor and set it 120
24/7ing 120hz strobing drastically increases eye strain. It's not at all suitable for using a PC 6-8 hours a day, at least for some people
 

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I have my VG284QE 24" 144Hz monitor set to 144Hz all the time....my 980Ti still idles at 135Mhz core/200Mhz memory. Maybe old drivers?
 

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I have my VG284QE 24" 144Hz monitor set to 144Hz all the time....my 980Ti still idles at 135Mhz core/200Mhz memory. Maybe old drivers?
It's a bit hit and miss for both Nvidia and AMD
 

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What a lethal blow to the booming community of enthusiasts who place equal importance on idle energy consumption and high framerates

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Just set your desktop to 120 Hz and power usage will go back to normal. By default games and fullscreen applications will kick monitor up to 144 Hz so you will have it when it's needed.
 

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You can have 120hz on the desktop and 144hz in game. Google it if you have a 144hz monitor and a geforce gpu.
 

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You can have 120hz on the desktop and 144hz in game
That involves a change of display mode, which means it can't happen in windowed or windowed fullscreen mode and it adds a 1-2 second black screen (and potential crash in some badly programmed games) when alt tabbing in and out.
 

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For the sake of performance of course.
 

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That involves a change of display mode, which means it can't happen in windowed or windowed fullscreen mode and it adds a 1-2 second black screen (and potential crash in some badly programmed games) when alt tabbing in and out.
Alt-tab works instantly for me, no flashing and no delay. I only run games in fullscreen mode. Just curious, why would you run games in windowed mode?
 

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Alt-tab works instantly for me, no flashing and no delay. I only run games in fullscreen mode. Just curious, why would you run games in windowed mode?
I run a few games in windowed mode because windows 10 doesn't allow me to exit a frozen/crashed full screen game in certain situations. I have to use teamviewer to even exit the game or I am forced to press the shutdown button or restart. Other than that I wouldn't be using windowed mode.
 

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Never heard of high performance gaming enthusiasts complaining about power draw.

Similarly, I've never seen a compelling reason to use a 144hz monitor on an HTPC instead of a HDTV.

Seems like a rather irrelevant (and not particularly new either) discovery to be making a stink about.
 

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Who cares, my electric bills are meaningless regarding my PC consumption considering I use a Washer/Drier/Water heater with 1 hour long baths/ a Big ass fridge and 5 TVs with the 220v 3000W central AC 24/7, like... Who cares?
I dunno, it used to be like that where I live. But in the next 10 years we are set to get double prices on electricity to pay for the electricity companies new nuclear power plant
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Pay for it yourself you clowns !
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Don't have the problem. @144Hz GPU is clocked the same 300MHz.... and I have 2nd monitor @75Hz on the same GPU...
 
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