Closed How much $ on electric bill can you save ? Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx HD Graphics Last response: March 11, 2012 10:20 AM in Graphics & Displays Share borden5 March 11, 2012 12:16:13 AM I want to know how much money i'll save on electric by using different cards gtx 570 hd 6970 gtx 480 running at idle 50% and full load More about : electric bill save Best solution jaguarskx a c 331 U Graphics card March 11, 2012 12:26:55 AM Idle power consumption: Max power consumption: Probably no more than $1 per month, but that depends on a lot of things. You can figure out how much you save by: (Video Card #1 Max power - Video Card #2 Max power) * Estimated hours per month * $ per KWH you pay / 1000. kajabla a b U Graphics card March 11, 2012 12:29:02 AM Here's a basic reference, though it won't really solve your question: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-protec... Well, you know how much your electricity costs (I assume) and you can find the consumption of your system with a Kill-a-Watt or estimate it with a bit-tech review (example: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/12/15/at... just google "<card name> thermals"). You could try to estimate the number of hours you use your computer and do the math yourself. That'll definitely be the most reliable method. Related resources Question about cpu wattage and electric bill - Forum Wanting to build a File Server (and keep my electric bill low) - Forum My monthly electric bill - Forum Electric bill ? - Forum How much electricity bill would having 27 inch iMac running 24/7? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer borden5 March 11, 2012 12:40:14 AM so i just calculated between 480 and 6970 underload 78*15 hour *30 day* 13c /1000=456 cent which is $4.5 a month but that being the max so reality will be less. Thanks borden5 March 11, 2012 12:41:28 AM Best answer selected by borden5. Maziar a c 169 U Graphics card March 11, 2012 10:20:56 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAutomatic Voltage Regulator & Electric Bill ForumNew system build, electricity bill goes up 30% ForumPc vs console war - electricity bill killed the pc Forumelectric bills ForumIntel Quad Q6600 Vs. Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 - Electricity Bill Forumelectricity bill ... ForumHow do electric companies calculate the cost? ForumHow will upgrades affect my electricity bill ? Forumhow much power savings can Speedstep give? ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix Forum[Solved] How much memory ForumSLI vs single: How do you know? Forum[Solved] How to test my video card Forum[Solved] How to set digital television brightness-contract as computer monitor Forum[Solved] How do discrete video cards actually work? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !