The power consumption of modern GPUs compared

Posted on Friday, Feb 03 2006 @ 01:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit Labs has an interesting article today, in which they compare the power consumption of premium, high-end, mainstream and entry-level graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA.
Both graphics adapters and central processing units (CPUs) used to consume so negligible amount of power ten years ago that no one cared about it: mainstream personal computers used 200W power supply units for years and we could not imagine that once we’ll need more. But the times have changed and today graphics cards alone can eat up to 120W of power, whereas dual-core processors can consume nearly 180W , therefore, we have to consider power consumption when buying or assembling new computers.
You can check it out over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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