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Power Consumption

ATI Graphics Buyer's Guide Spring 2006, Part 1
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Model Power Consumption 2D in watts Power Consumption 3D in watts
eVGA 7800 GS AGP 183 238
Sapphire 1600 Pro AGP 181 220
Gainward GS BLISS 6800 GS PCX 133 279
Powercolor X1900 XTX 145 360
Gecube X1900 XTX 145 360
HIS X1800 XT iTurbo 152 344
Sapphire X1300 126 225
HIS X1600 XT iTurbo IceQ 130 238

The power consumption of our test system ranged from 126 to 385 watts. The Radeon X1300 marks the low end in 2D mode, drawing 126 watts; the 6800 GS SLI duo marked the high end, guzzling 385 W in 3D mode, with the Radeon X1900 XTX close on its heals with 360 W. Overclockers can expect power consumption to rise by another one to three percent. The peak values represent the maximum power draws that can be expected, and were measured under full load.

Heat

Model Temperature 2D in degrees Celsius Temperature 2D in degrees Fahrenheit Temperature 3D in degrees Celsius Temperature 3D in degrees Fahrenheit
eVGA 7800 GS AGP 52 126 68 154
Sapphire 1600 Pro AGP Temperature not displayed Temperature not displayed Temperature not displayed Temperature not displayed
Gainward GS BLISS 6800 GS PCX 45 113 64 147
Powercolor X1900 XTX 54 129 94 201
Gecube X1900 XTX 54 129 94 201
HIS X1800 XT iTurbo 61 142 91 196
Sapphire X1300 Temperature not displayed Temperature not displayed Temperature not displayed Temperature not displayed
HIS X1600 XT iTurbo IceQ Temperature not displayed Temperature not displayed Temperature not displayed Temperature not displayed

Graphics cards using the Radeon 1300 and 1600 GPUs do not offer a temperature display. The Radeon X1800 XT and X1900 XTX cards produce the most heat, operating at more than 90°C. The peak values represent the highest temperatures that are to be expected, and were measured under full load.

Summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction, Continued
  3. A Detailed Look At The Candidates
  4. EVGA GeForce 7800 GS AGP - Tools And Software
  5. EVGA GeForce 7800 GS AGP - Web Support
  6. EVGA GeForce7800 GS AGP - Overclocking And Heat
  7. Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro AGP
  8. Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro AGP - Accessories
  9. Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro AGP - Tools And Software
  10. Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro AGP - Web Support
  11. Gainward Golden Sample BLISS 6800 GS PCX
  12. Gainward Golden Sample BLISS 6800 GS PCX - Accessories
  13. Gainward Golden Sample BLISS 6800 GS PCX - Tools And Software
  14. Tools Und Software, Continued
  15. Gainward Golden Sample BLISS 6800 GS PCX - Web Support
  16. Gainward Golden Sample BLISS 6800 GS PCX - Overclocking And Heat
  17. Gecube Radeon X1900 XTX
  18. Gecube Radeon X1900 XTX - Accessories
  19. Gecube Radeon X1900 XTX - Tools And Software
  20. Gecube Radeon X1900 XTX - Web Support
  21. HIS Radeon X1600 XT ITurbo IceQ
  22. HIS Radeon X1600 XT ITurbo IceQ - Accessories
  23. HIS Radeon X1600 XT ITurbo IceQ - Tools And Software
  24. Tools And Software, Continued
  25. HIS Radeon X1600 XT ITurbo IceQ - Web Support
  26. HIS Radeon X1600 XT ITurbo IceQ - Overclocking And Heat
  27. HIS Radeon X1800 XT ITurbo
  28. HIS Radeon X1800 XT ITurbo - Accessories
  29. HIS Radeon X1800 XT ITurbo - Tools And Software
  30. Tools And Software, Continued
  31. HIS Radeon X1800 XT ITurbo - Web Support
  32. HIS Radeon X1800 XT ITurbo -Overclocking And Heat
  33. Powercolor Radeon X1900 XTX
  34. Powercolor Radeon X1900 XTX - Accessories
  35. Powercolor Radeon X1900 XTX - Tools And Software
  36. Powercolor Radeon X1900 XTX - Overclocking And Heat
  37. Sapphire Radeon X1300
  38. Sapphire Radeon X1300 -Accessories
  39. Sapphire Radeon X1300 - Tools And Software
  40. Sapphire Radeon X1300 - Web Support
  41. Test Setup
  42. Benchmark Results
  43. Age Of Empires 3, Continued
  44. Black & White 2
  45. Black & White 2, Continued
  46. Call Of Duty 2
  47. Call Of Duty 2, Continued
  48. F.E.A.R
  49. F.E.A.R., Continued
  50. Quake 4
  51. Quake 4, Continued
  52. Serious Sam 2
  53. Serious Sam 2, Continued
  54. 3DMark06
  55. 3DMark06, Continued
  56. 3DMark06, Continued
  57. 3DMark06, Continued
  58. Power Consumption
  59. Conclusions
  60. Feature Table
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