NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review

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Total System Power Consumption

Before bringing this article to a close, we'd like to cover a few final data points--namely power consumption and noise. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored how much power our test system was consuming using a power meter. Our goal was to give you all an idea as to how much power each configuration used while idling and while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the graphics cards alone.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti, whether stock or overclocked, has some of the best idle power consumption scores we have seen from a current-generation GPU. While overclocked, the GTX 560 cards pulled more power than a 1GB Radeon HD 6950, but the differences aren't very dramatic.

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