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MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Gaming OC Video Card Review - Power Consumption Test

MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Gaming OC Video Card Review
We take a look at our second R9 270. This time from MSI with an out of the box overclock. Let's see how it goes.
| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 27, 2013 2:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

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 some 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 extremely strong, and you can see we're sitting only four cards in from the bottom of the graph. Any quality 500 watt power supply could deal with a setup like this.

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