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Inaba13

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Good evening all, i have a rather stupid question about GPU-Z and the power consumption.

I have a 800W corsair PSU and a EVGA 2Gb GTX 660 Ti graphics card. (This one requires at least 450w minimal)

When playing some games at high graphics, the power consumption shown on GPU-Z can hop to 80-90%. What does this mean?

Does it mean it uses like 90% of my 800W PSU?
Can this percentage cause any troubles if it would hit like 100%?
Should i consider buying a new PSU?

Kind regards.
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Power consumption?
Are you sure you're not referring to the "GPU load" meter?
 
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660Ti don't even draw 150W in most cases, let alone 800W or the whole 12V rail you connected it to. Don't worry about it, your PSU is fine for even 2 of them on SLI.
 

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To Shihabyooo: Yes power consumption, this is something that can run around 90%. GPU-Z.png

To Ra97oR: I just found this on the EVGA website:

Requirements

Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amps.)
Two available 6-pin PCI-E power dongles
Total Power Draw : 150 Watts

so when the power consumption on GPU-Z says 90%, does that mean 90% of the 450W is being used? or am i completely wrong?

Thank you for the quick response.
 
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That's power consumption in relation to the GPU board's power handling capability. 1 PCIe slot (75w) + 2x 6pin PCIe connectors (75w x2) = 225w maximum watts the board is allowed to draw.

I run a much more power hungry GPU (HD 7950 @ 1175/1400 1.2v, nearly a 50% overclock) and a 4.3GHz i7-3770K perfectly on a quality 550w power supply that has a 45.5A 12v rail.
 
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Oh!
Sorry, seems I was out of the loop for too long, didn't know GPUz had a power sensor for Kepler GPUs.

Anyway, I believe 90% is for the 150Watt (the TDP).
The 450watt is the total Power Supply power recommended for the whole system when using the card, not the card alone.
 

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Thanks all! This was some very usefull information! You made me stop worrying and i learned something today too!

My questions are answered and this thread can be closed.

Again, tyvm for helping me!
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GPU power consumption absent

Hi

Could anyone please help me, why TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.6.7 cannot show power consumption option under Sensors tab?

My GPU is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560.

It is very necessary for my research.
Thank you in advance for your time.

Shohidul.
 

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