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Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB TOXIC Video Cards in CrossFire - Power Consumption Test

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 4, 2014 2:03 am

Power Consumption Test



Using our PROVA Power Analyzer WM-01, or "Power Thingy" as it has become quickly known as to our readers, we are now able to find out what kind of power is being used by our test system and the associated video cards installed. Keep in mind; it tests the complete system (minus LCD monitor, which is plugged directly into AC wall socket).


There are a few important notes to remember though; while our maximum power is taken in 3DMark06 at the same exact point, we have seen in some particular tests, the power being drawn as much as 10% more. We test at the exact same stage every time; therefore tests should be very consistent and accurate.


The other thing to remember is that our test system is bare minimum - only a SSD hard drive is used with a single CD ROM, and minimal cooling fans.


So while the system might draw 400 watts in our test system, placing it into your own PC with a number of other items, the draw is going to be higher.




A little over 500 Watt is an impressive number for the CrossFire setup that manages to put out some awesome performance. We'd throw a quality 650 Watt+ power supply at a setup like this.

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