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Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC 4GB Video Card - Power Consumption Tests

We offered you a sneak peak already, but today it gets the royal treatment. Check out our full review of the HD 5970 TOXIC 4GB.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 20, 2010 2:44 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Sapphire

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.

 

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Oh such power draw; not a surprise with the dual 8-Pin PCI-E power connector setup and the huge clocks on offer. The chances are that if you're looking at a card like this, you'll already be carrying a big power supply or at least be buying one at the same time.

 

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