Today we are using a Keithley Integra Model 2700/E and we are measuring power consumption at VGA card inputs, not full system drain. To test load we first fire up Resident Evil at high image quality settings then we follow up with the synthetic Furmark which loads the GPU beyond game engine levels … Furmark is not a particularly realistic reading, but its interesting to document.
The figures above show just how little power this card needs to operate. When watching a Bluray for instance the card only consumes around 20 watts of power. In today’s climate that is very little indeed.