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Power Consumption

Value In SLI? GTX 260 Core 216 Vs. GTX 280

The GTX 280 is well known for its high power requirements. Based on the same circuit design, we’d expect the mildly-crippled GTX 260 Core 216 GPU and slightly-slower GDDR3 DRAM to increase power consumption simply because three, rather than two, cards were used.

Though the 3-way graphics solution does draw more power, the actual difference is surprisingly small. One could argue that the 3-way GTX 260 Core 216 solution is even more efficient, since it has an even greater lead in computational power, but its performance lead in games was limited to a single title.

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