Ok this is nuts. The newest video cards are now using as much power by themselves as some entire systems. I quote form the article:
“Two power six-pin connectors means that the card gets 2x75W from the
cables plus an additional 75W from the PCIe bus. This brings total
power consumption to an earth-heating 225W.”
My entire system doesn’t use that much. I have several servers that the whole box uses less than this card. This is beyond insane..it’s completely unneeded.
*update* So far the power draw is only 5w extra under load but 30 extra at idle. That’s still a ton considering what systems even a few years ago were drawing.