Sapphire HD 6970 FleX Battlefield 3 Edition Reviewairman - November 23, 2011
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Power Consumption of the system will be measured in both idle states and loaded states and will take into account the peak voltage of the system with each video card installed. The idle results will be measured after 15 minutes of inactivity on the system. For load testing I will once again use Crysis Warhead run at 2560x1600 using the Gamer setting with 8xAA looping the Avalanche benchmark scenario.
- Crysis Warhead Avalanche Demo
- 1920x1200 Resolution
- 8x AA
- 15-minute load test
- 15-minute idle test
- Measurement is in watts
Power consumption — nothing alarming here. At idle, we find that the card pulls a few watts more than the reference HD 6970. Aside from statistical deviation, the main assumption of the cause of this is the slightly higher base clock speed. During the load testing, we find it a few points below.