Originally Posted by Redeemed
You know it is rather interesting you bring this point up. Out of curiousity I googled the power draw for a 7900GTX, then googled the power draw for my 5770. Both are pretty much the same! So my 5770 is offering, what, maybe four times the performance of a 7900GTX at the exact same power draw. Pretty awesome I thought.
But yeah, you're right. The power requirements seem to be getting higher and higher as time progresses.
It's mainly on the highest end parts where performance is the highest priority of all, and as you've mentioned the midrange market is where the line in terms of overall power consumption holds more steady....They stick to 150 watts or less and extract as much performance as they can without exceeding that limit.