I'm sorry the way you phrased it could have been taken either way... That's honestly good to know older units seemed to draw less power. Makes sense considering how much more crap is on new boards. That's good to know. Kind of interesting to see your cards draw so much more with such a low overclock. Out of curiosity what temps are you looking at. Even in your fancy new tech heat still plays a huge role. I would be curious to see if your cards cooled well would drop your power consumption like it did in the old GTX 470/480's Thank god. It's a good question some people seem think it's the best way to find what PSU they need. You seem to forget I ran multi-PSU units for a long long period of time. Never said they couldn't I was confused if you were trying to say your chip did or what you were getting on about. Again if you remember I ran quite a few chips cold. No that formula will always work if you have a correct starting wattage. At least it will be close enough. Why is the math wrong are your and Erockers chips physically identical down to the stock vcore, VTT, etc. All of those chips are binned for the best possible TDP which leads toa large variation in processors and quality. Trust me there are plenty of "old school" things that carry over. I do still run some Intel bits and bobs (H55 with a Xeon firstname.lastname@example.org) While not the latest of generations it still works. Don't worry waiting for after the deployment I want some of the next gen cards. These are not enough of an improvement for my taste same on the CPU's.