NVIDIA GTX 590 Reviewccokeman -
Power Consumption of the system will be measured in both idle states and loaded states and will take into account the peak voltage of the system with each video card installed. I will use MSI Kombuster to load the GPU for a 15 minute test and use the peak load of the system as my result for the maximum load. The idle results will be measured after 15 minutes of inactivity on the system. For load testing the GTX 500 series, I will once again use Crysis Warhead run at 2560 x 1600 using the Gamer setting with 8xAA looping the Avalanche benchmark scenario.
- MSI Kombuster Stability test
- 1920 x 1200 Resolution
- 15 minute load test
- 15 minute idle test
- Measurement is in Watts
Lower = Better
In three out of four measures the GTX590 delivered lower power consumption numbers than the HD 6990 achieving one of the goals for this card. Compared to the GTX 580 SLI consumption, the GTX 590 is significantly lower under load.