Page 9 - Power Usage, Overclocking
We measured our overall test system power usage using a Seasonic PowerAngel.
In idle conditions, our test system using the Asus EAX1950PRO did not use all that much more power than any of the other cards. It's just those few extra watts.
The Asus EAX1950PRO is actually quite an efficient card. Under load conditions, our test system with all components combined used only 204W of power -- 24W more than the BFG 7600GT OC. The Asus EAX1950PRO does require a direct power connection from the power supply to the card though, while 7600GT based cards do not..
Most ATI Radeon X1950 Pro based graphics cards are not very overclockable. The Asus EAX1950PRO is no exception; the next setting up will cause my screen to go completely blank and require a restart. Personally I wouldn't recommend overclocking any X1950 Pro based video cards -- they are one of the hardest to overclock; also make sure you use driver level overclocking otherwise it will not work.
1. Introduction, Specifications, Bundle
2. A Closer Look
3. Test System, Benchmark: Half Life 2: Lost Coast
4. Benchmark: FEAR
5. Benchmark: Prey
6. Benchmark: Quake 4
7. Benchmark: CS:S cs_militia
8. Benchmark: 3DMark06
9. Power Usage, Overclocking
10. Noise Factor and Conclusion