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HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X2 Turbo Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 25, 2014 2:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HIS

Power Consumption Test



Using our PROVA Power Analyzer WM-01--or "Power Thingy" as it has quickly become 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 that 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 percent more. We test at the exact same stage every time, so tests should be very consistent and accurate.


The other thing to remember is that our test system is bare minimum--only an 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 will result in a higher draw.




Looking above, you can see that power numbers sit in the middle of the graph at the mid 400-watt mark. This is pretty standard, and we'd recommend a quality power supply in the 600-watt or above range.

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