NVIDIA and EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 Video Card Review

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Power Consumption

GeForce GTX 1060 Power Connector

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

Power Consumption Results: The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FE used 98 Watts at idle and 243 Watts at load. That is crazy low considering the AMD Radeon RX 480 used 112 Watts at idle and 324 Watts at peak 4K gaming.  This is a welcome power savings from the R9 380X, but still a decent amount higher than the GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080.

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