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Old December 5, 2010, 04:55 PM
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Default phsyx card power consumption?

I'm currently running a gtx 470 and I've got a gtx 260 sitting around gathering dust that i don't want to sell just in case it comes in handy as a spare or something, so I'm thinking of sticking it in to use as a phsyx card, im just curious if anyone knows how much power a card uses for physx draws?
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Old December 5, 2010, 10:06 PM
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I have no idea but most of the time the card will be idle. So look at idle power consumption of the card.

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Old December 5, 2010, 11:16 PM
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maybe 100 watts?
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Old December 8, 2010, 12:14 AM
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When not using it can't you just disable it through windows? I think thats what i did in the past, pretty sure its off, fan turned off.
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Old December 8, 2010, 06:17 AM
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Yes. NVIDIA's new control panel interface allows real-time switching for SLI, PhysX, etc.
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