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HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB IceQ X2 Overclocked Video Card Review - Power Consumption Test

We have a look at the new IceQ X2 version of the Radeon HD 7950 3GB from HIS and see how it overclocks today.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:54 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: HIS

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 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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This HIS offering is extremely power efficient even when overclocked. We're at just over 200 watts when idle, and under 500 watts under load.

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