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Old 06-21-11, 10:59 AM   #5
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Default Re: What about power usage?

Originally Posted by ant View Post
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.
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