NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti: Taking GK110 To The Max

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Power Consumption and Noise

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 780 Ti’s power consumption numbers fell in somewhere between the original GeForce GTX 780 and the GeForce GTX Titan. It did, however, use less power than the Radeon R9 290X.

Since it used less power, and NVIDIA has put in such considerable work on their cooler designs, it should also come as no surprise that the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is also much quieter than the Radeon R9 290X. Though fan speeds on the card do spin up to audible levels under load, under no regular circumstances would be consider the GeForce GTX 780 Ti loud. It did product somewhat more noise than the original GeForce GTX 780, but we’d definitely consider the 780 Ti quiet, considering the ultra-high-end nature of the card.

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