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VisionTek Radeon R7 260X 2GB Overclocked Video Card Review - Power Consumption Test

VisionTek Radeon R7 260X 2GB Overclocked Video Card Review

Not a name that pops up a lot, but we check out the VisionTek R7 260X 2GB and overclock it. Let's see how it performs right now.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 4, 2013 10:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: VisionTek

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 video 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 on the model is low as you'd expect, coming in at the mid 300 watt range. We'd recommend something in the 500 Watt+ range when it came to power supplies for this kind of setup.

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