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AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB Reference Video Card Review - Power Consumption Test

AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB Reference Video Card Review
AMD launch a new series of video cards today. The first we look at is the Radeon R7 260X 2GB - let's dive in and see how it does in our gaming tests. (NYSE:AMD)
| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 8, 2013 4:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: AMD

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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Power draw is also something that AMD has focused on a lot this time and you can see on the new R7 260X it clearly works with the card again coming in towards the bottom of the pack. Always a good place to be when it comes to these last couple of graphs.

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