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HIS Radeon R7 260X iCooler 2GB Video Card Review (Page 16)

By Shawn Baker from Sep 5, 2014 @ 8:10 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%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 the power being drawn as much as ten 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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Power draw on the HIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB comes in at around the mid 300 watt mark. This is pretty easy going number when it comes to power draw. We'd recommend something along the lines of a quality 500 watt power supply to deal with a setup like this.

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