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How much power does your video card use?

With everything going green it was only a matter of time before we implemented some sort of standard power consumption testing in the labs. With that being said, graphic cards just felt like a great candidate. With the available configurations, Crossfire and SLI companied by the myriad of cards available on the market, makes it ideal to pit power vs. performance vs. the dollar

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Graphics card test bed with an ATI Diamond Radeon HD 4850 card.
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Watts up? Pro ES

Watts up? Pro ES power consumption meter.
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CNET Labs test bed A

Watts up? power consumption graph
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CNET Labs test bed A

A shot of the huge heat sync and fan that keeps the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition cool.
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EA's Crysis

EA's Crysis game cover
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Test bed A

Graphics card test bed from another angle

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