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PowerColor LCS HD7970 3GB Review

ccokeman    -   March 11, 2012
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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 2.5 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.

Settings

  • Unigine 2.5 Heaven Benchmark
  • 1920x1200 Resolution
  • 8x AA
  • 15-minute load test
  • 15-minute idle test
  • Measurement is in watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

Lower = Better

 

At higher clock speeds, the PowerColor LCS is going to use more power and this proves out in more than one way. Under load, with maximum voltage, the PowerColor LCS HD 7970 pulls only 8 watts more current than the overclocked and over-volted air-cooled HD 7970.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: The Video Card
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Metro 2033
  6. Testing: Batman Arkham City
  7. Testing: Battlefield 3
  8. Testing: Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.5
  9. Testing: DiRT 3
  10. Testing: Mafia II
  11. Testing: 3DMark 11
  12. Testing: Eyefinity & Surround
  13. Testing: Temperatures
  14. Testing: Power Consumption
  15. Conclusion
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