Actual numbers on power consumption differences between 4870/5770?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by goodcow, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. goodcow macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    I have an octo-core 4,1 with the 4870 inside and an apartment with terrible air flow, so it's always at least 10F hotter than outside, even with the window wide open (there's a single window overlooking an alley).

    Since it seems to be well known that the 4870 was a power hog, I was just curious if anyone had actual numbers on the power consumption differences between a 4870 and 5770 both at idle and under load. I don't really game, but I'm considering spending the $224 with Edu discount to save power and reduce BTU output. Or maybe this is just a silly idea.

  2. goodcow thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
  3. Tesselator, Apr 12, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013

    Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    Yeah, I've done a few hundred such searches and never came across that site either. Then someone here posted it. :)

    The older cards also have benchmarks in the comparison lists - which is even cooler.

    This site uses tested results under 100% loads:,2981.html

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