Originally Posted by ant
What about power usage? Does using text console use less power than GUI mode? Do you know? I would assume yes without 3D stuff, accerelation, etc.?
I'm not sure. I guess it depends on what clocks and performance settings the video card defaults to without the X nvidia driver. Of course in text mode the GPUs won't be getting slammed as hard as in a video game or the like, so it would be using less power (watts) in that sense.