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How Much Power Does Your Graphics Card Need?

Graphic Chip Comparison And Test Configuration

This overview shows the graphics cards and the standard frequencies of their graphics processors (GPUs), shaders, and graphics memory (with AMD, shader and GPU frequencies are identical). If you use an overclocked graphics card (OC), it will differ from the values listed, and will have a somewhat higher power consumption. You should include this increased power consumption in assessing the necessary power supply wattage, and can add half the percentage of overclocking to the power consumption as “insurance.” For example, if the graphics card (GPU) is overclocked by 10%, then you should add 5% to the maximum power consumption of the graphics card. If you don’t know the clock rates of your video card, you can use the tool GPU-Z to read the values.

Nvidia Graphic Cards

Card Manufacturer and ChipCode NameMemoryGPU FrequencyShaderMemory Clock SpeedSPs
GeForce GTX 280 SLIGT2001024 GDDR3602 MHz4.0, 1296 MHz2214 MHZ240
GeForce GTX 280GT2001024 GDDR3602 MHz4.0, 1296 MHz2214 MHz240
GeForce GTX 260GT200896 GDDR3576 MHz4.0, 1242 MHz1998 MHz192
GeForce GTX 260GT200896  GDDR3576 MHz4.0, 1242 MHz1998 MHz192
GeForce 9800 GX22XG922X 512 MB GDDR3600 MHz4.0, 1500 MHz2000 MHz2X 128
GeForce 9800 GTX +G92b512 MB GDDR3738 MHz4.0, 1836 MHz2200 MHz128
GeForce 9800 GTX SLIG92512 MB GDDR3675 MHz4.0, 1688 MHz2200 MHz128
GeForce 9800 GTXG92512 MB GDDR3675 MHz4.0, 1688 MHz2200 MHz128
GeForce 9600 GTXG941024 MB GDDR3650 MHz4.0, 1625 MHz1800 MHz64
GeForce 9600 GT SLIG941024 MB GDDR3650 MHz4.0, 1625 MHz1800 MHz64
GeForce 9600 GTG94512 MB GDDR3650 MHz4.0, 1625 MHz1800 MHz64
GeForce 9600 GTG92512 MB GDDR3730 MHz4.0, 1825 MHz1944 MHz128
GeForce 8800 GTS OCG92512 MB GDDR3650 MHz4.0, 1625 MHz1944 MHz128
GeForce 8800 GTS SLIG92512 MB GDDR3650 MHz4.0, 1625 MHz1944 MHz128
GeForce 8800 GT SLIG921024 MB GDDR3600 MHz4.0, 1500 MHz1800 MHz112
GeForce 8800 GTG921024 MB GDDR3600 MHz4.0, 1500 MHz1800 MHz112
GeForce 8800 GT SLIG92512 MB GDDR3600 MHz4.0, 1500 MHz1800 MHz112
GeForce 8800 GTG92512 MB GDDR3600 MHz4.0, 1500 MHz1800 MHz112
GeForce 8800  ULTRA 3SLIG80768 MB GDDR3612 MHz4.0, 1512 MHz2160 MHz128
GeForce 8800 ULTRA SLIG80768 MB GDDR3612 MHz4.0, 1512 MHz2160 MHz128
GeForce 8800 ULTRAG80768 MB GDDR3612 MHz4.0, 1512 MHz2160 MHz128
GeForce 8800 GTXG80768 MB GDDR3576 MHz4.0, 1350 MHz1800 MHz128
GeForce 8800 GTSG80640 MB GDDR3500 MHz4.0, 1188 MHz1600 MHz96
GeForce 8800 GTS SLIG80320 MB GDDR3500 MHz4.0, 1188 MHz1600 MHz96
GeForce 8800 GTSG80320 MB GDDR3500 MHz4.0, 1188 MHz1600 MHz96
GeForce 8600 GTSG84512 MB GDDR3675 MHz4.0, 1450 MHz2016 MHz32
GeForce 8600 GTS SLIG84256 MB GDDR3675 MHz4.0, 1450 MHz2016 MHz32
GeForce 8600 GTSG84256 MB GDDR3675 MHz4.0, 1450 MHz2016 MHz32
GeForce 8600 GT SLIG84256 MB GDDR3540 MHz4.0, 1180 MHz1400 MHz32
GeForce 8600 GTG84256 MB GDDR3540 MHz4.0, 1180 MHz1400 MHz32
GeForce 8500 GTG86256 MB DDR2459 MHz4.0, 918 MHz800 MHz16
GeForce 8400 GSG86256 MB DDR2459 MHz4.0, 918 MHz800 MHz16
GeForce 7950 GX24xG714x512 MB GDDR3500 MHz3.01200 MHz4x 24P 8V
GeForce 7950 GX22xG712x512 MB GDDR3500 MHz3.01200 MHz2x 24P 8V
GeForce 7950 GTG71512 MB GDDR3550 MHz3.01400 MHz24P 8V
GeForce 7950 GTG71512 MB GDDR3550 MHz3.01400 MHz24P 8V
GeForce 7900 GTXG71512 MB GDDR3650 MHz3.01600 MHz24P 8V
GeForce 7900 GTOG71512 MB GDDR3650 MHz3.01320 MHz24P 8V
GeForce 7900 GT SLIG71256 MB GDDR3450 MHz3.01320 MHz24P 8V
GeForce 7900 GTG71256 MB GDDR3450 MHz3.01320 MHz24P 8V
GeForce 7900 GS SLIG71256 MB GDDR3450 MHz3.01320 MHz20P 7V
GeForce 7900 GSG71256 MB GDDR3450 MHz3.01320 MHz20P 7V
GeForce 7800 GTXG70512 MB GDDR3550 MHz3.01700 MHz24P 8V
GeForce 7800 GTX SLIG70256 MB GDDR3430 MHz3.01200 MHz24P 8V
GeForce 7800 GTXG70256 MB GDDR3430 MHz3.01200 MHz24P 8V
GeForce 7800 GT SLIG70256 MB GDDR3400 MHz3.01000 MHz20P 7V
GeForce 7800 GTG70256 MB GDDR3400 MHz3.01000 MHz20P 7V
GeForce 7600 GT SLIG73256 MB GDDR3560 MHz3.01400 MHz12P 5V
GeForce 7600 GTG73256 MB GDDR3560 MHz3.01400 MHz12P 5V
GeForce 7600 GS SLIG73256 MB DDR2400 MHz3.0800 MHz12P 5V
GeForce 7600 GSG73256 MB DDR2400 MHz3.0800 MHz12P 5V
GeForce 7300 GTG73256 MB DDR2350 MHz3.0666 MHz8P 4V
GeForce 7300 GSG72128 MB DDR2550 MHz3.0810 MHz4P 3V
GeForce 6800 ULTRANV40256 MB GDDR3425 MHz3.01100 MHz16P 6V
GeForce 6800 GTNV40256 MB GDDR3350 MHz3.01000 MHz16P 6V
GeForce 6600 GTNV43128 MB GDDR3500 MHz3.01000 MHz8P 3V
Card Manufacturer and ChipMemory BusProduction ProcessTransistorsPort
GeForce GTX 280 SLI512-bit65 nm1400 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce GTX 280512-bit65 nm1400 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce GTX 260 SLI448-bit65 nm1400 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce GTX 260448-bit65 nm1400 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 9800 GTS OC2x 256-bit65 nm2x 754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 9800 GTS SLI256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 9800 GTS256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 9800 GT SLI256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 9600 GT256-bit65 nm505 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 9600 GT SLI256-bit65 nm505 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 9600 GT256-bit65 nm505 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 8800 GTS OC256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 8800 GTS SLI256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 8800 GTS256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 8800 GT SLI256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 8800 GT256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 8800 GT SLI256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 8800 GT256-bit65 nm754 MillionPCIe 2.0
GeForce 8800 ULTRA 3SLI384-bit90 nm681 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8800 ULTRA SLI384-bit90 nm681 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8800 ULTRA384-bit90 nm681 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8800 GTX384-bit90 nm681 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8800 GTS320-bit90 nm681 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8800 GTS SLI320-bit90 nm681 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8800 GTS320-bit90 nm681 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8600 GTS128-bit80 nm289 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8600 GTS SLI128-bit80 nm289 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8600 GTS128-bit80 nm289 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8600 GT SLI128-bit80 nm289 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8600 GT128-bit80 nm289 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8500 GT128-bit80 nm210 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 8400 GS64-bit80 nm210 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 7950 GX2 SLI4x 256-bit90 nm4x 278 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 7950 GX22x 256-bit90 nm2x 278 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 7950 GT SLI256-bit90 nm278 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 7950 GT256-bit90 nm278 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 7900 GTX256-bit90 nm278 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 7900 GTO256-bit90 nm278 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 7900 GT SLI256-bit90 nm278 MillionPCIe 1
GeForce 7900 GT256-bit90 nm278 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7900 GS SLI256-bit90 nm278 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7900 GS256-bit90 nm278 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7800 GTX256-bit110 nm303 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7800 GTX SLI256-bit110 nm303 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7800 GTX256-bit110 nm303 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7800 GT SLI256-bit110 nm303 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7800 GT256-bit110 nm303 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7600 GT SLI128-bit90 nm178 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7600 GT128-bit90 nm178 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7600 GS SLI128-bit90 nm178 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7600 GS128-bit90 nm178 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7300 GT128-bit90 nm178 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 7300 GS64-bit90 nm112 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 6800 Ultra256-bit130 nm222 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 6800 GT256-bit130 nm222 MillionsPCIe 1
GeForce 6600 GT128-bit110 nm146 MillionsPCIe 1

AMD Graphics Cards

Card Manufacturer and ChipCodenameMemoryGPU FrequencyShaderMemory Clock SpeedSPs
Radeon HD 4870 X2R7002x 1024 MB GDDR5750 MHz4.13600 MHz2x 800
Radeon HD 4870 CFRV770512 MB GDDR5750 MHz4.13600 MHz800
Radeon HD 4870RV770512 MB GDDR5750 MHz4.13600 MHz800
Radeon HD 4850 CFRV770512 MB GDDR3625 MHz4.11986 MHz800
Radeon HD 4850RV770512 MB GDDR3625 MHz4.11986 MHz800
Radeon HD 4670RV730512 MB GDDR3750 MHz4.12000 MHz320
Radeon HD 4550RV710512 MB GDDR3600 MHz4.11600 MHz80
Radeon HD 3870 X2 CF2xR6804x512 MB GDDR3825 MHz4.11802 MHz4x320
Radeon HD 3870 3CFR6803x512 MB GDDR3/4825/800 MHz4.11802/2252 MHz3x320
Radeon HD  3870 X2R6802x512 MB GDDR3825 MHz4.11802 MHz2x320
Radeon HD 3870 CFRV670512 MB GDDR4775 MHz4.12252 MHz320
Radeon HD 3870RV670512 MB GDDR4775 MHz4.12252 MHz320
Radeon HD 3850 CFRV670256 MB GDDR3670 MHz4.11658 MHz320
Radeon HD 3850RV670256 MB GDDR3670 MHz4.11658 MHz320
Radeon HD 3650 CFRV635512 MB GDDR3725 MHz4.11602 MHz120
Radeon HD 3650RV635512 MB GDDR3725 MHz4.11602 MHz120
Radeon HD 3470RV620256 MB GDDR3796 MHz4.11886 MHz40
Radeon HD 3450RV620256 MB GDDR2594 MHz4.1990 MHz40
Radeon HD 2900 XTR600512 MB GDDR3743 MHz4.01656 MHz320
Radeon HD 2900 XTR600512 MB GDDR3743 MHz4.01656 MHz320
Radeon HD 2600 XTRV630512 MB GDDR3800 MHz4.01400 MHz120
Radeon HD 2600 XTRV630512 MB GDDR3800 MHz4.01400 MHz120
Radeon HD 2600 XTRV630256 MB GDDR4800 MHz4.02200 MHz120
Radeon HD 2600 PRO CFRV630256 MB GDDR3600 MHz4.01400 MHz120
Radeon HD 2600 PRORV630256 MB GDDR3600 MHz4.01400 MHz120
Radeon HD 2400 XTRV610256 MB GDDR3700 MHz4.01400 MHz40
Radeon HD 2400 PRORV610256 MB DDR2525 MHz4.0800 MHz40
Radeon X1950 XTX CFR580+512 MB GDDR4650 MHz3.02000 MHz48P 8V
Radeon X1950 XTXR580+512 MB GDDR4650 MHz3.02000 MHz48P 8V
Radeon X1950 XTR580+256 MB GDDR3625 MHz3.01800 MHz48P 8V
Radeon X1950 PROR570256 MB GDDR3575 MHz3.01380 MHz36P 8V
Radeon X1950 GTR570256 MB GDDR3500 MHz3.01200 MHz36P 8V
Radeon X1900 XT CFR580512 MB GDDR33625 MHz3.01450 MHz48P 8V
Radeon X1900 XTR580512 MB GDDR3625 MHz3.01450 MHz48P 8V
Radeon X1900 XTR580512 MB GDDR3625 MHz3.01450 MHz48P 8V
Radeon X1900 GTR580256 MB GDDR3575 MHz3.01188 MHz36P 8V
Radeon X1800 XTR520256 MB GDDR3631 MHz3.01504 MHz16P 8V
Radeon X1800 XTR520512 MB GDDR3621 MHz3.01494 MHz16P 8V
Radeon X1800 XLR520256 MB GDDR3500 MHz3.0990 MHz16P 8V
Radeon X1800 GTOR520256 MB GDDR3500 MHz3.0990 MHz16P 8V
Radeon X1650 XTR560256 MB GDDR3575 MHz3.01350 MHz24P 8V
Radeon X1650 ProR530256 MB GDDR3594 MHz3.01378 MHz12P 5V
Radeon X1600 XT CFR530256 MB GDDR3581 MHz3.01368 MHz12P 5V
Radeon X1600 XTR530256 MB GDDR3581 MHz3.01368 MHz12P 5V
Radeon X1600 Pro CFR530256 MB GDDR3500 MHz3.0784 MHz12P 5V
Radeon X1600 ProR530256 MB GDDR3500 MHz3.0784 MHz12P 5V
Radeon X1300 XTR530256 MB GDDR3587 MHz3.01378 MHz12P 5V
Radeon X1300 ProR515128 MB GDDR3594 MHz3.0990 MHz4P 2V
Radeon X1300R5515256 MB GDDR3446 MHz3.0496 MHz4P 2V
Radeon X800 XTR423256 MB GDDR3506 MHz2.01000 MHz16P 6V
Card Manufacturer and ChipMemory BusProduction ProcessTransistorsPort
Radeon HD 4870 X22x256-bit55 nm2x956 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 4870 CF256-bit55 nm956 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 4870256-bit55 nm956 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 4850 CF256-bit55 nm956 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 4850256-bit55 nm956 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 4670128-bit55 nm514 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 455064-bit55 nm242 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3870 X2 4CF4x256-bit55 nm4x666 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3870 3CF3x256-bit55 nm3x666 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3870 X22x256-bit55 nm2x666 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3870 CF256-bit55 nm666 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3870256-bit55 nm666 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3850 CF256-bit55 nm666 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3850256-bit55 nm666 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3650 CF128-bit55 nm378 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3650128-bit55 nm378 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 347064-bit55 nm181 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 3450 XT64-bit55 nm181 MillionPCIe 2.0
Radeon HD 2900 XT CF512-bit80 nm720 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon HD 2900 XT512-bit80 nm720 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon HD 2600 XT CF128-bit65 nm390 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon HD 2600 XT128-bit65 nm390 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon HD 2600 XT128-bit65 nm390 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon HD 2600 Pro CF128-bit65 nm390 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon HD 2600 Pro128-bit65 nm390 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon HD 2400 XT64-bit65 nm180 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon HD 2400 Pro256-bit65 nm180 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1950 XTX CF256-bit90 nm384 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1950 XTX256-bit90 nm384 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1950 XT256-bit90 nm384 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1950 Pro256-bit80 nm330 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1950 GT256-bit80 nm330 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1900 XT CF256-bit90 nm384 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1900 XT256-bit90 nm384 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1900 XT256-bit90 nm384 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1900 GT256-bit90 nm384 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1800 XT256-bit90 nm321 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1800 XT256-bit90 nm321 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1800 XL256-bit90 nm321 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1800 GTO256-bit90 nm321 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1650 XT128-bit80 nm330 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1650 Pro128-bit90 nm157 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1600 XT CF128-bit90 nm157 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1600 XT128-bit90 nm157 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1600 Pro CF128-bit90 nm157 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1600 Pro128-bit90 nm157 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1300 XT128-bit90 nm157 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1300 Pro64-bit90 nm105 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X1300128-bit90 nm105 MillionPCIe 1.0
Radeon X800 XT256-bit130 nm120 MillionPCIe 1.0

Memory clock speed=DDR-Clock rate doubled, physical frequency is cut in half

DDR5-clock rate quadrupled, physical frequency is one fourth

SPs=Stream-Processors; P and V=Pixel shader and Vertex shader

TC=Turbo Cache HM=Hyper Memory

OC=overclocked (clock frequency higher than standard) <br>

SLI=Parallel operation with 2 Nvidia cards

3SLI=Parallel operation with 3 Nvidia graphics chips

4SLI=Parallel operation with 4 Nvidia graphic chips

CF=CrossFire parallel operation with 2 ATI cards

3CF=CrossFire parallel operation with 3 ATI graphic chips

4CF=CrossFire parallel operation with 4 ATI graphic chips

R680=2xRV670

R700=2xRV770

Shader 2.0=DirectX 9.0; 3.0=DirectX 9.0c; 4.0=DirectX 10; Shader 4.1=DirectX 10.1

This is the standard configuration of the graphics card test system, and is the basis by which the power consumption of a complete system was determined.

Nvidia Single-Chip Graphics Cards, AMD Single-Chip And CrossFire Graphics Cards

CPUIntel Core 2 Extreme X6800 @ 2.93 GHz (11x266 MHz), Socket 775, 1.28 V, 65 nm, 4096 KB L2 cache
FSB1066 MHz (4x266 MHz)
MotherboardAsus P5E3 Deluxe, PCIe 2.0 2x16, ICH9R
Chip SetIntel X38
Memory2x1 GB, Ballistix (Crucial Technology) 1.5 V, DDR3 1066 7-7-7-20 (2x533 MHz)
AudioIntel High Definition Audio
LANIntel 1000 Pro
Hard DriveWestern Digital WD5000AAKS 500 GB, SATA, 16 MB cacheHitachi 120 GB, SATA, 8 MB cache
DVDGigabyte GO-D1600C
Power SupplyCoolerMaster RS-850-EMBA 850 W

Nvidia SLI Graphics Cards

MotherboardAsus P5N-T Deluxe, PCIe 2.0 2x16
Chip SetNvidia nforce 780i SLI
Memory2x1 GB, A-Data Technology 1.8 V, DDR2 800 5-5-5-18 (2x400 MHz)
AudioADI 1988B SoundMax
LANMarvell 88E1116 Gigabit

Driver And Configuration 

GraphicAMD Catalyst, Nvidia ForceWare, and GeForce
Operating SystemWindows Vista Enterprise SP1
DirectX10 and 10.1
Chip Set DriverX38 Intel 8.3.1.1009, 780i Nvidia nforce 9.64

The power consumption is given in watts; 1,000 watts (1 kW) is used as a baseline for the electricity used. The cost of a kilowatt hour differs depending on the region and electricity supplier. We used 20 cents (the price at the Munich utility company Stadtwerke München) for the electricity calculation. PSU stands for the power supply unit.

  • Inktfish
    Could you please add the Radeon 4830? :)
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  • sepuko
    Took the words right out of my mouth.
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  • since Core i7 920 has TDP = 130W, how can it consume 85W only?
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  • 1.21 Jigawatts !!!
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  • nukemaster
    This article was due. No more you need an 800 watt psu for the 4870 , core2 quad ad 1 hard drive anymore :p

    Guest11since Core i7 920 has TDP = 130W, how can it consume 85W only?The TDP is more of a design thing. Almost all of Intels initial Core2 line had a TDP of 65 watts yet many took much less power. Intel gives a worst case of that type number and does not measure every cpu.

    AMD does the same thing. They listed almost all the initial Athlon 64's at 89 watts yet many did not take that or give off that amount.

    zxv9511.21 Jigawatts !!!You act like you would need a small fusion reactor or maybe a bolt of lightning to get that?
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  • neiroatopelcc
    So my system actually has a too big power supply to be effective?
    I'm running a 3,4ghz c2d with 5x500gb sata drives, a dvdrw and a 4870 on a p35 board.
    According to the article that's not going to draw the ~400W needed to get within effective range of my corsair 620 ....
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  • cynewulf
    There's a mistake in the power under load for the 3870X2. It shows the same as the idle consumption. If only that were true! :D
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  • Inneandar
    The TDP (thermal design power) is meant to be a guideline for the cooling solution, not the power consumption. To qualify for a cpu with a TDP of 120W, a cooler must be able to dissipate 120W. Practically, of course, this means it is an upper bound to (sensible) power consumption.

    also small note: Is it just me or is it strange to see the 260 SLI consume more than the 280 SLI. maybe in need of a beefier test scene...
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  • zodiacfml
    nice collection of data. i hope many learn from this and avoid recommending too powerful supplies.
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  • roofus
    better off with too much power supply than not enough. at least if you over-spec the power supply you leave some breathing room for any additional components.
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