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HIS IceQ R9 290X iPower Hybrid iTurbo 4GB OC'ed Video Card Review - Power Consumption Testing

HIS IceQ R9 290X iPower Hybrid iTurbo 4GB OC'ed Video Card Review
We got a sneak peak of it at Computex, but today we get to check out the hybrid water cooled HIS Radeon R9 290X 4GB video card. Let's take a look! (NYSE:AMD)
| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 31, 2014 10:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: HIS Digital

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.

 

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Sitting towards the higher-end of 500 watts, it comes as no surprise that the HIS IceQ R9 290X iPower Hybrid iTurbo 4GB is a power hungry card that requires even more power when overclocking.

 

If you're buying a video card like this, though, we're sure that you've got a power supply that is sitting in the 750+ Watt range.

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