PowerColor Devil HD 7870 Reviewccokeman - July 18, 2013
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PowerColor Devil HD 7870 Testing:
Power consumption of the system will be measured at both idle and loaded states, taking into account the peak voltage of the system with each video card installed. I will use Unigine's Heaven Benchmark version 4.0 to put a load onto the GPU using the settings below. A 15-minute load test will be used to heat up the GPU, with the highest measured temperature recorded as the result. The idle results will be measured after 15 minutes of inactivity on the system. With dual-GPU setups, the two core temperatures will be averaged.
- Unigine 4.0 Heaven Benchmark
- 1920x1080 Resolution
- 8x AA
- 15-minute load test
- 15-minute idle test
- Measurement is in watts
At idle the power consumed by the Devil HD 7870 is not going to put you into dire straights with the power company. As a newer card with a more stable and efficient 7+1+1 phase power circuit, the Devil HD 7870 is going to provide the stable voltage you need for overclocking.