MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition Reviewccokeman -
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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. I will use MSI Kombuster to load the GPU for a 15-minute test and use the peak load of the system as my result for the maximum load. The idle results will be measured after 15 minutes of inactivity on the system. For load testing the GTX 500 series, 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
Lower = Better
At idle, during both the stock and overclocked testing, the R6950 consumes more power than the reference-based HD 6950. Under load, the results change slightly with the reference card using less power at stock speeds, but using more when the cards are overvolted, showing the MSI Twin Frozr III Power Edition using current more efficiently.