Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X OC Video Card Review

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Power Consumption

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For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran three games at 1920×1080 and averaged the peak results seen on the power meter.

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Power Consumption Results: The entire platform with the Gigabyte R9 270X 2GB OC installed was consuming 109 Watts at idle and hit a maximum of 319 Watts when gaming. These are pretty good power numbers and are what we expected to see from this card, so no big shock or anything here.

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  • mark

    Just an idea… when showing so many cards on a benchmark, it would be nice if you were to highlight the card that’s being reviewed so we don’t have to play a game trying to find it every time we change page. Thanks.

  • Ben

    20+* same graphics card.

  • Ben

    Ironic how I just pushed the memory clock with 1550 mhz, you guys didn’t even touch the power control settings, I pushed it up to +2.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Looks like you got a good OC’ing card! No two cards are identical and the memory on our sample didn’t like being overclocked. It happens.

      • Ben

        Sorry about that, just realised my model number is different, it’s actually a : (No idea what the GA stands for.)
        GV-R927XOC-2GD-GA

        • blah

          GA simply means game, which means that your card came with BF4.

  • basroil

    Higher idle power than the 7870 it replaces? That’s not cool.

    • http://www.siteup.ro/international/ Vladi

      Indeed. I read about it everywhere. It’s the main downpoint for this “rebranding”