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Power Consumption, Noise Levels and Temperatures

GPU vs. CPU Upgrade: Extensive Tests
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The power consumption in watts refers to the entire test platform. The 2D value is measured for the normal Windows interface without load (minimum value). The 3D value is measured when the graphics card and the CPU are running at maximum 3D load (maximum value).

Temperature 2D degree
(Vista Desktop)
3D degree
(BlackSite)
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) 59 74
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) 43 69
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) 61 87
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) 61 96
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) 49 71
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) 60 79

Power Consumption 2D watts
(Vista Desktop)
3D watts
(BlackSite)
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) E2160@1.8 122 226
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) E2160@1.8 93 155
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) E2160@1.8 119 232
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) E2160@1.8 108 200
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) E2160@1.8 84 140
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) E2160@1.8 105 151
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) E2160@2.41 121 236
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) E2160@2.41 95 161
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) E2160@2.41 122 238
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) E2160@2.41 112 209
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) E2160@2.41 88 148
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) E2160@2.41 107 157
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) E6750@2.67 129 246
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) E6750@2.67 98 170
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) E6750@2.67 121 248
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) E6750@2.67 109 221
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) E6750@2.67 92 154
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) E6750@2.67 109 165
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) Q6600@2.4 143 266
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) Q6600@2.4 113 190
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) Q6600@2.4 136 272
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) Q6600@2.4 126 242
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) Q6600@2.4 107 175
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) Q6600@2.4 124 182
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) Q6600@3.2 158 296
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) Q6600@3.2 129 222
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) Q6600@3.2 156 300
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) Q6600@3.2 146 272
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) Q6600@3.2 124 205
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) Q6600@3.2 140 211
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) X6800EE@2.94 140 264
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) X6800EE@2.94 109 185
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) X6800EE@2.94 134 264
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) X6800EE@2.94 122 233
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) X6800EE@2.94 105 173
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) X6800EE@2.94 122 179

Noise Level 2D dB(A) 3D dB(A)
Geforce 9800 GTX (512 MB) 37.0 44.6-45.2
Geforce 9600 GT OC (1024 MB) 37.1 41.1-42.3
Geforce 8800 GTS OC (512 MB) 36.5 39.6
Geforce 8800 GT OC (512 MB) 36.8 40.5
Geforce 7950 GT (512 MB) 41.6 49.1
Geforce 6800 GT (256 MB) 42.9 43.2

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