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Faster, Quieter, Lower: Power Consumption and Noise Level of Contemporary Graphics Cards

Started by: trek554 | Date 07/31/06 03:26:14 AM
Comments: 53 | Last Comment:  04/13/07 03:57:42 AM

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"We had to down-clock a GeForce 7600 GT to emulate the GeForce 7800 GS,"

you meant to say 7600 GS
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Hi again!

I thougt I would give you an update on my question about the 220 W PSU and an 7600 GS card.

Yesterday I bought an Gigabyte GV-N76G256D-RH, see:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2334

It only occupies 1 single AGP-slot (perfect for SFF) so I can still use my PCI-slot next to the AGP-slot.

Before inserting the card I used a power meter which told me that the computer was using 130 W at peak. After inserting the graphics card the meter showed between 100 W and 160 W.

I tried to play Battlefield 2, Need for speed and Far Cry at high resolution (1024x768 and 1280x1024) and at 3D-peak it showed 190 W and the graphics was really good with high frame rate.

Conclusion: The Gigabyte card works really good in SFF computers with Low watt PSUs like mine (220 W).

/Fredrik :-)
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What software are you using for measuring the power consumption of the system?
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What happened to the 5V rails?
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