Reviewing ATI Radeon HD 4000 series documented :: TweakTown
one notices the estimated idle power draws of the upcoming RV770 ATI 4870 gpu... is it for real, the card's idle power draw at < 10Watts, while other gpu are pulling 140 to 180W idle?!
And the x2 4870 pulling < 25W !
That has to be a mistake. The antique x1950pro pulled 100W idle and 180W load.

i think the gt280 is supposed to draw 240W.