EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming Video Card Review

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Power Consumption

GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Power Connectors

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.

GTX970 Power Consumption

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.

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  • Sean Kumar Sinha

    Kind of disappointed eVGA didn’t put this cooling on a more impressive version of the 970. I know they were aiming for a quiet card, but I think they would have reached a more receptive audience if this was a 970 with beefed up power-phase and OC capability.

    • Coach

      They may have left it lower, since we enthusiasts would try to overclock it anyways because….heck, it has water cooling! 😀 It would prevent a glut of returns from those who burned them up.

  • motov8

    Not worth the money. I got the same board gtx 970 and i added Arctic Accelero Mono plus on it. I got max temp 50’C and pure silent. Gpu is on 1200 MHz (1400 MHz turbo) and ram on 7000 MHz (very bad elpida). I dont put more on core, bcuz i dont need to get extra 50 Mhz with really heavy load.