MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 780 Reviewccokeman -
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MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 780 Testing:
Power consumption of the system will be measured at both idle and loaded states, taking into account the peak voltage of the system with each video card installed. I will use Unigine's Heaven Benchmark version 4.0 to put a load onto the GPU using the settings below. A 15-minute load test will be used to heat up the GPU, with the highest measured temperature recorded as the result. The idle results will be measured after 15 minutes of inactivity on the system. With dual-GPU setups, the two core temperatures will be averaged.
- Unigine 4.0 Heaven Benchmark
- 1920x1080 Resolution
- 8x AA
- 15-minute load test
- 15-minute idle test
- Measurement is in watts
Idle power consumption on the MSI GTX 780 Gaming was similar to the reference GTX 780 and GTX Titan. Under load MSI's version used slightly more power than the reference card. Overclocked the margin between the reference and MSI cards' current load increases due to a higher over voltage and the use of a pair of fans instead of the single blower style fan.