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Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC Review

To test power consumption today we are using a Keithley Integra unit and we measure power consumption from the VGA card inputs, not the system wide drain. We measure results while gaming in Tomb Raider and the synthetic stress test Furmark and record both results.
power consumption
Power consumption is good – holding at around 190 watts when gaming. Our R9 280X sample consumes around 210 watts by comparison – so clearly the new architecture has improved the situation. That said, Nvidia are still miles ahead – their cards consume a lot less power under load.


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