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6970 power consumption

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March 2, 2011 10:50:21 AM

The power consumption of a 6950 is ~158 W..But a 6970 consumes ~207W.Why there is a large difference in power consumption for a small increase in performance ?

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a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 12:01:29 PM

Don't know to be honest.

I would maybe put forward the concept of diminishing returns. Chances are the 6950 was coming to the max of what that GPU could offer and thus had to put a considerable amount of extra power through it to bring the performance up to what would be called the 6970 despite the actual performance gain being highly disproportionate.
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