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GPU with the best idle power usage?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by morgala, Jan 11, 2024.

  1. morgala

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    Which GPUs have the best idle power and offer good performance per what under load?

    I wonder if a mobile GPU in a desktop form factor would do the trick?
     
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    Ada Lovelace.
     
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    Maybe: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 5000 Ada 32GB GDDR6 Video Card
     
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    what display are you running cause that will have a part in this equation. for example my 3060 idles at around 16w but it only drives a 1080p display so it is prenty of power for the games I run.

    Currently available GPU's the 4060

    what CPU and motherboard do you have?
     
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    No I was just being silly.

    Just a couple of 1080p colour colour accurate screens. I don't do much gaming just need a few cuda cores for still video processing (Photoshop, Premiere, Lightroom)
     
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    GTX1650/Super if you can find one - super low idle power consumption without costing you much.

    IIRC it's under 10W idle.
     
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    Nice, how about a 16gb a770?
     
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    Thinking about it now most Ampere cards idle below 10watts too.

    My 3070Ti definitely does, and it looks like 3080s are about that too.
     
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    Depending on how much GPU horsepower you need and how much idle power matters it may be that an 8700g is a good option.
     
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    I like the suggestion, unfortunately it won't fit in my z790 lol. Also for Adobe GPU acceleration I'd need cuda cores.
     
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    Adobe, so unlike them to have not supported the open source option or made something platform agnostic in the interest of users :rolleyes:

    I'm at a point where I can't update my camera because it would mean updating Lightroom for new lenses and raw formats. I'm currently on an outright purchase version you see. Saving me more money than even Adobe knows ;)
     
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    Adobe, canon and phase one are all horrible when it comes to acting in the best interests of their customers. I enjoy getting geopricing whenever possible just to stick it to them.
     
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    Hey mate, I was thinking about this whilst building a SFF gaming PC. Went with the 4060 as it's got a tiny 115W TDP and can be undervolted to get below 100W without performance loss.

    Right now really anything of the latest generation (of course), specifically the RX 7600 has the lowest idle power consumption but this raises up a bit over the competition at load and with multi-monitors where the 4060 level cards get the win.

    And since you need Cuda cores then the 4060 / 4060 Ti would certainly suit, 4070 if you want some more go. As far as energy expended per frame (in gaming) they are all pretty similar, with the lower TDP cards probably being a better choice for workstation use as they won't be stretched to max power levels as much so the load efficiency might be better there.
    If you are looking at secondhand last gen then the 3060 would be my pick.
     
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    Nice! Currently getting 96w for my entire system at idle (14th gen i7, 1070, heaps of drives,sas controller.)
     
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    The refresh rate is the primary factor that increases power consumption at idle, not the resolution.

    My 6700 xt idles at 4 watts with 1440p at 60 hz, but at 1440p 75hz my 6700xt idles at 33 watts.

    Anything above 60hz can put cards idle power consumption into multi-monitor mode clocks. From memory the latest Amd drivers have changed this a bit but it was the similar on my 1660 super.
     

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