NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Mainstream GPU Review

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Power Consumption, Noise, Temps

Before bringing this article to a close, we'd like to cover a few final data points--namely, power consumption, temperatures, and noise. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored acoustics and tracked how much power our test system was consuming using a power meter. Our goal was to give you an idea of how much power each configuration used while idling and also 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 760's power consumption fell right in-line with expectations. All of the cards consumed similar power while idling at the Windows Desktop, but under load, the GeForce GTX 760's power consumption fell somewhere in between the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and Radeon HD 7950.

Temperatures and noise are non-issues with the GeForce GTX 760. Like other cards with GPU Boost 2.0, the GeForce GTX 760's GPU temperature will peak at whatever temperature is set in driver--in this case 80'C.  And though the card's fan does spin up under load, it never gets anywhere near what we'd consider noisy.  The EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC w/ ACX cooling, however, clearly offered better cooling performance than NVIDIA's reference model, and it remained quiet throughout testing as well.
 


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