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HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX 512MB In Crossfire - Power Consumption Tests

HIS has strapped its good looking IceQ4 cooler to the Radeon HD 4850 and we find out what it does for performance today.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 22, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: HIS Digital

Power Consumption Tests

 

 

Using our new 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 graphics 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 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 7,200RPM SATA-II single hard drive is used without CD ROM or many 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.

 

HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX 512MB In Crossfire

 

The HIS offering manages to draw less power compared to the Sapphire one, while Crossfire does suck up a fair bit more which isn't really a surprise.

 

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