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HIS Radeon HD 7970 6GB IceQ X2 (Dual GPU) Video Card Review - Power Consumption Test

HIS brings a dual GPU Radeon HD 7970 video card to the market and we find out if it's something you want. Is there really any question about it, though?

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 3, 2013 1:59 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%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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When it comes to power draw it comes as no surprise that we're sitting towards the top of the graph with almost 600 watt being drawn under load. Naturally you're going to want a beefy, branded and quality power supply if you're considering this video card.

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