For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran Battlefield 4 at 3840×2160 and recorded the average idle reading and the peak gaming reading on the power meter.
Power Consumption Results: The test system with the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming video card used 103 Watts at idle and 299 Watts at the peak that we saw in BF4. The Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Omega Edition video card used 104 Watts at idle and 292 Watts at load.