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AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card Overclocked - Power Consumption Tests

We take the time to overclock our reference AMD Radeon HD 7950 to see just what kind of performance we can expect from the new model.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: AMD

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 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.

 

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Even with this massive overclock you can see that power draw continues to look extremely attractive. Sure, it jumps up around 100 watts at load, but at 452 watts, the overall power draw is extremely impressive.

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