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Υep, Kuivamaa iz right… :facepalm: Sorry ρε αγορίνα, μλκια σου είπα…
To measure power consumption we take the maximum power consumption at idle on the desktop over a 5 minute period, and for load we take the maximum stable power consumption during Furmark load. Like with acoustic measurements we do not read off the maximum stable power consumption value until after 5 minutes to give the system enough time to stabilise at its power envelope. To address recent developments in thermal throttling (and Furmark throttling more specifically) we take our measurements within the first 30 seconds to a minute on cards that dramatically clock down when hot (e.g. the R9 290X) as this causes there power consumption to appear much lower. In the near future we will also be adding a second load power consumption measurement utilising Unigine Heaven 4.0 to ensure “realistic” power consumption figures to compliment the Furmark ones.
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