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 three games at 1920×1080 and averaged the peak results seen on the power meter.
Power Consumption Results: With the MSI N760 HAWK installed the entire system would idle at 99W and peaked at 345W when gaming. The MSI N760 GAMING peaked at 329W in games, which confirms MSI claim that the MSI N760 HAWK has a 15W higher TDP than the MSI N760 GAMING card as we measured a 16 Watt difference at the wall.