AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card Review at 4K Ultra HD


Single Monitor Power Consumption


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 Battlefield 4 at 3840×2160 and recorded the average idle reading and the peak gaming reading on the power meter.


Power Consumption Results: The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 hit 793 Watts in BF4, which put it at the top of our charts. We saw this card top 820W during some of the benchmarks, so this is a very power hungry graphics card. At idle we were seeing 134-136 Watts with it bouncing around there and that is pretty good considering what this card is. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti SLI setup that we used for this review was only 2-4 Watts lower, then again the GeForce GTX 780 SLI setup was faster in the benchmarks and now you can see it uses slightly less power. The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is a single card and can be used in mini-ITX systems where two cards can’t be installed.