HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2

Published: Oct 18th 2014, 09:57 GMT

Power consumption

HIS R9 _ Power consumption

We are measuring full system power consumption. I decided to use 4K playback values instead of IDLE, because most of them were very close to each other. Radeon R9 285 has the lowest power requirement from all cards in this review. Interestingly though, during our 4K H.264 playback test R9 285 was consuming more than Tahiti-based R9 280.

Radeon R9 290X had the highest consumption during 4K test, while 780 Ti reached 435 W during Furmark stress testing.

GPU Temperature

GPU Temperature

During our stress testing with FurMark we discovered that Radeon R9 285 never got beyond a temperature of 66C, which was quite interesting result. Palit GTX 770 has the highest RPM for idle state, thus the temperature does not exceed 28C. The card that had the highest temperature during FurMark test was R9 290X.

Review Contents
Page 1Introduction
Page 2Overview HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X² OC
Page 3Overview HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X² OC
Page 4Overview HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo
Page 5Overview HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo
Page 6Overview EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX
Page 7Overview Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream
Page 8Overview Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC
Page 9Testing platform and methodology
Page 10Games Batman: Arkham Origins ● BioShock Infinite ● Total War: Rome 2 ● Alien:Isolation
Page 11Games Company of Heroes 2 ● GRID Autosport ● Hitman Absolution ● Watch Dogs
Page 12Games Metro: Last Light ● Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ● Tomb Raider
Page 13Games Battlefield 4 ● THIEF ● Sniper Elite III
Page 14Test 3DMark Fire Strike ● Catzilla ● CompuBench
Page 15Test ComputeMark ● TessMark ● Luxxmark
Page 16Test Power consumption ● Temperature
Page 17Test Overclocking
Page 18Conclusion