Asus DirectCU NVIDIA and AMD Graphics Round-Up
Power Consumption and Temps
The power consumption results shown fall in line with expectations. Under load, GTX 580 and 570 cards use the most juice, followed by the HD 6970 and 6950. Of course, the HD 6870 needed the least amount.
With fan control on auto, the results show the four cards sporting the dual fan DirectCU II cooler operate at similar temps in both idle and load states. But surprisingly, the GTX 580 displayed the lowest load temperature. Also, the HD 6870 and its single fan cooler ran warmer than the other models.