Legit Video Card Reviews
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition Video Card Review
|Date:||Mon, Aug 29, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Bill Hentschell -|
Power ConsumptionFor testing the power consumption of our test system with the ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti we connected a Kill-A-Watt EZ to the power connection and monitored the readings. For idle numbers we allowed the system to idle for 15 minutes on the desktop screen and took a reading from the Kill-A-Watt EZ.
Then for peak overall system power draw we ran two different tests. The first was several loops of Alien vs. Predator benchmark with all settings maxed out. This represents real world gaming and a typical load that would be placed on the system and graphics card. The second test , FurMark 1.9.1, has considerable controversy due to the synthetic nature of the test and the extreme load it places on video cards.
During AvP we saw a maximum power draw of 202 Watts for the entire system which is surprisingly low for a graphics card able to push 2560 x 1600 resolutions.
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Page 1 - The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition
Page 2 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 5 - Just Cause 2
Page 6 - Metro 2033
Page 7 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 8 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - 3DMark 11
Page 11 - Temperature Testing
Page 12 - Power Consumption
Page 13 - Overclocking The Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP!
Page 14 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions