144hz = 100% GPU usage?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by OokraMoO, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. OokraMoO

    OokraMoO MDL Novice

    Oct 19, 2012
    Hey guys so I have a GTX 560 OC2, and when I set desktop to 60hz it downclocks to GPU Clock: 50mhz

    Which is great for power consumption/heat etc

    I got a BenQ 144hz monitor though, and when I switch desktop to 144hz it the GPU Clock goes to 850mhz (100%)

    Does 144hz on desktop really need that much power?!?

    Testing it is like this..

    60hz = 50mhz
    100hz = 50 or 405mhz, seems pretty random
    120 hz = 405mhz
    144hz = 850mhz CONSTANT just idling on desktop

    Is this normal?