well "Maximum Graphics Card Power" doesn't necessarily mean that a partner's card will hit that, does it?
and you did not just make a derogatory remark about techpowerup?
For this test we measure power consumption of only the graphics card, via PCI-Express power connector(s) and PCI-Express bus slot. A Keithley Integra 2700 with 6.5 digits is used for all measurements. Again, the values here reflect card only power consumption measured at DC VGA card inputs, not the whole system.
is there something flonky with that method as oppose to 3D guru's "from the wall subjective" testing?
now these questions are a bit of a side issue; for the sake of erring on the side of caution, where ever an error may be, the OPs 560ti is very likely to be using 170 watts.
i would still see no problem with two separate stringers of 4 pin molex being used by two separate 6 pin adapters since each adapter will not have to provide the maximum 75 watts for each of the card's power connections. - my original point.
i still won't mind hearing about your view of the power testing, if you are so inclined - me the monkey . .