PowerColor HD6950 PCS+ Reviewgotdamojo06 - May 24, 2011
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 2560 x 1600 using the Gamer setting with 8xAA looping the Avalanche benchmark scenario.
- Crysis Warhead Avalance Demo
- 1920 x 1200 Resolution
- 15-minute load test
- 15-minute idle test
- Measurement is in Watts
Lower = Better
Finally, the power consumption testing. The PowerColor Hd6950 PCS+ and the Sapphire HD6950 were both very close to one another during the stock testing. The overclocked testing when the voltages got raised on the HD6950 PCS+ and the clock speeds were quite high, it did become closer to the power consumption levels of the Sapphire HD6970 at load testing.