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HIS Radeon HD 5870 Review

Date: 2010-1-22

   Final Thoughts and Conclusion With a current price point of $429.99 as shown here or $409.99 without Dirt2, the HIS Radeon HD5870 may not be for everyone. Though for those looking for a to...

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Power Consumption

To test the power consumption of the test bench was plugged into a P3 Kill-A-Watt. Idle power consumption was taken 15 minutes after logging into Windows 7 with no other programs running. The load tests were done running FurMark 1.70 with a resolution of 1024x768. This brought the load on the GPU's to 100%.

HIS Radeon HD 5870 Review

One of the reasons the idle power consumption is so low is due to the fact that the card throttles back dramatically. The GPU core clock drops from 850MHz all the way to 157MHz and the GPU memory clock under load is 1200MHz and at idle is only 300MHz.

HIS Radeon HD 5870 Review

Benchmark Results: The total system power used while using the HIS Radeon HD5870 was surprisingly low for a card of this caliber.

HIS Radeon HD 5870 Review

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