I'm going to be upgrading from G41 platform to X58. I'm looking for a graphics card that has low idle power consumption (don't care how much power it consumes while gaming). I'm looking in the $50 range at cards such as ATI 4350, 4650, and 4850 as well as nVidia GTX 210. Is there much of a difference in idle power consumption among these cards (assume all passively cooled). I assume power scales with number of processing cores. I'm set on the X58 platform....already have the CPU.
Actually, the HD 4850 is not represented in the link you provided. No need to worry 'cause the found a power consumption chart with the HD 4850; it's actually been measured to be 41w not the roughly 50w I initially mentioned: