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Old 2014-04-28, 20:40   #3
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Depends on your GPU, mfaktc is "close to a power virus" on GF100/GF110 (e.g. GTX 470/480/570/580/590) but on newer GPUs (e.g. Kepler based GPUs) it is far, far away from being a power virus.
I have access to some Tesla which support power monitoring:
GF100/GF110 based: power consumption close to TDP while running mfaktc
GK110 based: power consumption ~50% of TDP while running mfaktc
OK, consumer cards based on Kepler have a boost clock thus it will be more than 50% but I *guess* running mfaktc is well below typically games in terms of power consumption on Kepler cards.

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