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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Testing:
Power consumption of the system will be measured at both idle and load 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 power usage recorded as the final result. The idle results will be measured after 15 minutes of inactivity on the system with the lowest recorded power usage as the final result.
- Unigine 4.0 Heaven Benchmark
- 1920x1080 resolution
- 8x AA
- 15-minute load test
- 15-minute idle test
- Measurement is in watts
When comparing the GTX 780 Ti to the R9 290X, the GTX 780 Ti shows some strong idle power consumption results. By that they are lower than I would expect for this much hardware on board. Under load you have to feed the beast and at stock speeds it uses slightly less power than the R9 290X. When overclocked and overvolted the power consumption jumps up some but it's still close to the rest of the upper end cards.