[Gadget] Zalman ZM-VPM1: VGA Power Consumption Meter



Zalman ZM-VPM1: VGA Power Consumption Meter



I just discovered this cool gadget: the Zalman’s ZM-VPM1. The ZM-VPM1 is a VGA power consumption meter (wattmeter in short ;) ) for your graphics card. The ZM-VPM1 comes with a gender converter you plug between the graphics card and the PSU that allows the ZM-VPM1 to measure the voltage and current intensity in order to get the power consumption.

Zalman ZM-VPM1: VGA Power Consumption Meter

Zalman ZM-VPM1: Gender converter

According to the docs, the gender converter seems to support only 6+2pin. So either two gender converters are required for cards with two 6-pin or 6-pin + 8-pin power connectors or two ZM-VPM1, one for each power connector…

And what about the power consumption at the PCI Express slot level?





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