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real power usage of graphic cards (GTX 670 vs GTX 970)

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nfinity

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Jul 8, 2012
So from Nvidia's spec sheet,

GeForce GTX 970 145 Watts
Geforce GTX 670 170 Watts

But from anandtech's testing... it looks like the 970 actually uses more power on load.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8568/the-geforce-gtx-970-review-feat-evga/15


So currently I'm running a GTX 670 and was wondering if my power consumption overall will go up on load if I buy a GTX 970 which i have been planning on buying now with how there prices are on the used market.

Please let me know your thoughts and or experiences.
 

caddi daddi

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Jan 10, 2012
depends on the games, really. bench marks put a much heavier load on the card than most games do, but move to a 980 at least or better for a budget card is a 6 or 8 gig 1060 and let maxwell go into the past.
 
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nfinity

nfinity

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But the 1000 series cards are still so much money :(

A 970 should be 30% better card then my 670 and 970s are going for like 140 dollars right now on average
 

EarthDog

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Depends... it shouldnt... but its like 20-30W so..... negligible... get the 970/980... (id say 980).