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May 14, 2013 12:21:20 PM

How much power this card use ad idle an full load?
I read many different results from 50 to 160 W .

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May 14, 2013 1:03:16 PM

According to these two reviews - http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_260_re... and http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-gtx-280,1953...

The GTX260 uses 25W at idle and 182W at full load.
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May 14, 2013 1:05:15 PM

TenPc said:
It is not the power requirement you should worry about but the best resolution for the games you want to play -
http://www.geforce.co.uk/optimise/optimal-game-settings...

You'd best have a PSU that allows head room on the 12v rail so I'd say, roughly, that you'd need a 650 watt PSU.


I have delta 500 W,that is not problem,i just want how much watts its spent during surfing and gaming :) 
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May 14, 2013 1:21:55 PM

Idle power is 31w. Maximum is 168w.

Idle is basically surfing the web and excludes watching any videos.

Maximum means running FurMark which stresses the graphics card more than an actual games does. Probably why it's not recommended to run that benchmark for a prolonged period of time.

Click below for power consumption at various states:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTS_45...
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May 14, 2013 2:18:16 PM

"Idle is basically surfing the web and excludes watching any videos."

I think that "idle" refers to no apps running, just being at desktop because watching video requires usage, web surfing is almost like heavy usage because of the extra loading of flash animations in most web sites.
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