Sapphire HD6950 2GB DiRT3 Edition Reviewgotdamojo06 - July 5, 2011
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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 stock speeds, the load testing for the HD6950 puts it right in the middle of the pack. However, once it is overclocked and compared to other overclocked cards, it is within the lowest five cards. Overclocking the HD6950 pulls about 63 more watts from the wall during the load testing.