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Old 05-18-11, 06:46 AM   #278
Rollo
 
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Default Re: GeForce GTX 590 Review Thread

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Originally Posted by Madpistol View Post
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4239/n...e-card-king/16

The GTX 590 definitely uses more power under load (discounting the furmark results as nvidia throttles their cards on that)
The 11W and 15W differences you linked are pretty irrelevant given the power consumption of these cards. No one will be saying,"I'm environmentally conscious, so I use a 350W 6990 instead of a 365W 590!". (at least no one who doesn't want to look foolish)

The only factor that matters in the power/heat/noise category is noise, because it's the only metric with a significant difference. (most reviews I saw had the 6990 50-100% louder)
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