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Power Consumption of Modern Graphics Cards

Earlier in the month, X-bit Labs posted one of their massive power consumption analysis articles on no fewer than 21 current video cards, ranging from Jabba-like excess at 120W to acetic parsimony at 24W. With the first class of gaming cards, especially run in dual SLI or Crossfire mode, there can be only answer to their question, “Is Power Consumption A Problem?” Regardless, the article, “The Grand Clash for Watts” is well worth a read for anyone considering thermal and power management seriously.

Earlier in the month, X-bit Labs posted one of their massive power consumption analysis articles on no fewer than 21 current video cards, ranging from Jabba-like excess at 120W to acetic parsimony at 24W. With the first class of gaming cards, especially run in dual SLI or Crossfire mode, there can be only answer to their question, “Is Power Consumption A Problem?” Regardless, the article, “The Grand Clash for Watts” is well worth a read for anyone considering thermal and power management seriously.