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high end video card but less power consumption, is it possible?

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April 21, 2014 6:58:46 PM

Good day ladies and gents,i always wondered is it possible to have high end video card with less power consumption? could you guys suggest and compare the cards idle and load? is it true or myth the latest video card you have, you will have performance and energy efficiency at the same time?
a c 316 U Graphics card
April 21, 2014 7:33:43 PM

As cards become more advanced they draw less power in the process. Smaller die size on the GPU itself, combined with new architectures reduce power draw.
Take the 750Ti for example, offers great entry level performance with an extremely small energy footprint.
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April 22, 2014 1:14:18 AM

Gam3r01 said:
As cards become more advanced they draw less power in the process. Smaller die size on the GPU itself, combined with new architectures reduce power draw.
Take the 750Ti for example, offers great entry level performance with an extremely small energy footprint.

ok thank you for the info but seeing the power connectors of high end cards they look like a power hungry machine so i always think even if i have the latest video card and i enjoy the games i want to play at some point when i get my electricity bills my energy consumption rate is high and thus more expenses i will pay
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April 22, 2014 1:43:28 AM

The GeForce 800 series is focused on low power consumption while still being extremely powerful.
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a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2014 3:32:54 AM

The 750Ti consumes 60W of power. You'll have to use it for 16 hours and 40 minutes before it consumes one unit of electricity. Assuming you play for 2 hours a day, that's a max power draw of 4 units a month. That's not too much at all, versus a PC with no graphics card.

It has always been true that newer technology will give you same amount of power for less usage(or more power for same usage). That happens because we can cram more transistors on a single chip. Hardware is shrinking as years go by.
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a c 316 U Graphics card
April 22, 2014 4:05:03 PM

The reason they have such high end connectors is for overclocking them, true some carry 3x8 pin power, but stock card wont need that.
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April 22, 2014 7:43:36 PM

Gam3r01 said:
The reason they have such high end connectors is for overclocking them, true some carry 3x8 pin power, but stock card wont need that.

ok i saw a 6pin and 8 pin connectors so what i supposed to do is connect either one of them if i'm not overclocking and connect the both of them if i'm overclocking?
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a c 316 U Graphics card
April 22, 2014 7:47:11 PM

It depends on the card, a 6 pin and 8 pin is normal, and both are required, but cards using 3x8 pin only require 2 of them.
As seen in this review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/r9-290x-lightning-p... The card runs 2x8 pins and a 6 pin, when 2x8 alone would have been enough.
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April 22, 2014 7:52:24 PM

Bellaflica said:
The GeForce 800 series is focused on low power consumption while still being extremely powerful.

i think 800 series isn't out yet but will be released this year
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April 22, 2014 7:54:22 PM

cst1992 said:
The 750Ti consumes 60W of power. You'll have to use it for 16 hours and 40 minutes before it consumes one unit of electricity. Assuming you play for 2 hours a day, that's a max power draw of 4 units a month. That's not too much at all, versus a PC with no graphics card.

It has always been true that newer technology will give you same amount of power for less usage(or more power for same usage). That happens because we can cram more transistors on a single chip. Hardware is shrinking as years go by.


ok i'm somewhat liked this card http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_7... and http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_7... i don't know if it is a good card for you
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April 23, 2014 10:25:45 PM

Gam3r01 said:
It depends on the card, a 6 pin and 8 pin is normal, and both are required, but cards using 3x8 pin only require 2 of them.
As seen in this review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/r9-290x-lightning-p... The card runs 2x8 pins and a 6 pin, when 2x8 alone would have been enough.


okay i have a question what if i use the 8pin and 6pin instead of 8pin which you have been stated earlier that 2 8 pins are enough? is it possible?
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