Power Consumption of Two GTX 480 in SLI With FurMark and 3DMark03

Zotac GeForce GTX 480 in SLI
Two Zotac GeForce GTX 480 in 2-way SLI



624 watts is the power consumption of two GeForce GTX 480 under FurMark (res: 1280×1024):

Graphics cards power consumption with FurMark
Power consumption with FurMark

Keep in mind that FurMark is an extreme case of power consumption. The power comsumption for a real game can be approximated by 3DMark03:

Graphics cards power consumption with 3DMark03
Power consumption with 3DMark03


According to NVIDIA, high power consumption is the consequence of a fast card with tons of features…

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