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Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB OC in CrossFire Video Card Review (Page 16)

By Shawn Baker from Aug 29, 2014 @ 1:14 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Sapphire

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 the power being drawn as much as 10 percent more in particular tests. 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 a SSD 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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When it comes to power draw, we're nearing 500 watts for a setup like this, which is quite a decent number. If you did want a setup like this, then you'd probably want to look at a quality PSU in the range of 600 watts to 650 watts.

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