Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X TRI-X OC Reviewccokeman -
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Sapphire Vapor-X R9 280X TRI-X OC 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 Heaven Benchmark version 4.0 to put a load onto the GPU using the settings below. A fifteen minute load test will be used to heat up the GPU, with the highest power usage recorded as the final result. The idle results will be measured after fifteen minutes of inactivity on the system with the lowest recorded power usage as the final result.
- Unigine 4.0 Heaven Benchmark
- 1920x1080 resolution
- 8x AA
- 15-minute load test
- 15-minute idle test
- Measurement is in watts
What I see with this card from Sapphire is that it finally has gotten the power management working right on the money. It is the most power efficient R9 280X I have tested to date, both at idle and under load. This from a factory overclocked and custom cooled card that uses the same PCB as the Toxic Edition, also from Sapphire.