ive been getting my figures from guru3ds power consumption tests, like they said under full load an i5 OC to 4.2 or 4.5ghz used 180W, and the 560s in sli used 450W, so thats 630W in full stress, leaving me with 120W for everything else, but now that i think about it, how often is everything going to be in 100% stress, as long as i dont oc my video cards, i guess ill be fine.
one thing i dont understand is how they got a power consumption for 1 560 ti for 319W, yet two only hit 450W, wouldnt it be at 638W?
maybe im reading it wrong, heres the links to where im getting my info:http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-g ... i-review/7http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-g ... -review/14
whats a good stress test alternative to furmark? supposedly it makes graphics cards draw more power then they should, and id like something that will let me check to see that everything is running properly without being as intensive as i guess furmark is.
As I suspected, you are not looking at the video card power consumtion, you are looking at SYSTEM power consumption in Watts:
One video card:System
Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 319W
Two video cards:System
Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 449W
Pay attention to what you are reading.
And, they are not telling what they used for the test, other than they are NOT