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Sapphire HD6950 2GB DiRT3 Toxic Edition Review

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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















The power consumption results are really not very far from my expectations. The card is slightly overclocked, so it's bound to pull more power. Stock Idle is where we see it very close to the other HD6950, but once loaded and/or overclocked, the Sapphire HD6950 Toxic Edition pulls anywhere between 20-30W more than the other HD6950. At Idle Overclocked, it actually draws more wattage than the HD6970.

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