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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX / GTS (G80) - The World's First DX10 GPU

By Vijay Anand - 9 Nov 2006

Power Consumption & Temperature Testing

Power Consumption

NVIDIA had listed the maximum TDP of the GeForce 8800 series to be about 140W at peak, which clearly puts them as the top graphics card power guzzlers. Instead of just grappling with the mentioned figures, we had our total test system power measured and that's graphed below. The GeForce 8800 GTX tops the list for a single graphics card, but then again it does deliver a lot more performance, quite justifiable if you ask us. The GTS version most of the time performs in the ballpark of the GeForce 7950 GX2 and so is its power consumption.

Temperature Testing

The GeForce 8800 graphics cards are no doubt among the fastest cards there are now, with the GTX variant the king of the ring judging by the results we've shown you so far. They are also quieter than a whisper, but does that mean they operate extremely hot? Not at all as the graph shows below. The results speak for themselves and the default cooler does a splendid job in our opinion.

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