Sapphire Dual-X R9 280 3GB OC Video Card Review

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Power Consumption


To test the power consumption of the Sapphire Dual-X R9 280 OC, the test system was plugged into a P3 Kill-A-Watt power meter.  To achieve idle conditions the system was allowed to sit at the desktop for 30 minutes when no software running.  For the load conditions, Crysis 3 was played for 30 minutes at 3840×2160 (4K) resolution.  In both cases, the peak power reading was recorded.


Power Consumption Results:  The system idled at 77 Watts, while during the 30 minute gaming session of Crysis 3, the system maxed out at 283 Watts, making a difference of 206 Watts between idle conditions and a full load.

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  • Leevi Moilanen

    So how much voltage when card died?

  • alexsamag

    Is the voltage locked on this gpu? Because I can’t modify the voltage in afterburner or trixx.

  • thisrandomguy

    So you were able to OC the GPU Clock to 1075Mhz. You didn’t try to OC the memory clock ?

  • TheChrome

    I need to know whether or not this card can out perform a GTX760 4GB OC