Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Vapor-X Editionairman -
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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
What I discovered here was nothing out of the ordinary. Power draw was closely matched to that of the other HD6850 in all tests, though slightly higher in the overclocked load scenario — most likely due to the slightly higher clock speeds.