Solved Average power consumption of a gaming PC?

July 20, 2016 at 06:17:07
Specs: Windows 7
Hi everybody!

I'm a student and I must to study the average power consumption of a gaming pc.

I know that this question is difficult to answer because it depends of full hypothesis but I would like to make a estimation about right. Like I don't have a lot of knowledge in this skills area, I prefer to ask for help to the experts here present.

I just want an average that is to say a computer of a gamer which runs the last video games with an average screen resolution and without lags. The informations I need is the average power supply of a pc gamer (which answers to the description above) and and the average power consumption (in Watts) when the game runs.

Thank you ahead of time.

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July 20, 2016 at 09:24:48
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That's a difficult question to answer. Every game has different hardware requirements. Not only that but each game generally has a list of minimum requirements & another list of recommended requirements. The processor & the graphics card are the components that consume the most wattage/amperage but the power requirements vary widely depending on the make/model.

Many hardware sites do power consumption testing at the wall plug, meaning that their numbers are for the entire system. Usually they post the wattage readings at idle & under full load. You're going to have to do some research. Here's a few sites that should help:

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July 21, 2016 at 02:31:08
Thanks, it is interesting.

We can look at Steam Hardware and Software survey ( to see the most popular PC components used by gamers and try to get an estimation - based on a GTX 970 GPU and a dual core 2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz CPU, I would say a TDP of around 300W.

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