Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850: Infrared Pictures and Power Consumption


Radeon HD 6870 - Thermal imaging
Thermal imaging of the Radeon HD 6870 under load – source

Radeon HD 6870 - Thermal imaging
Thermal imaging of the Radeon HD 6870 in idle



Here are some pictures of the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 in idle mode and under load (the cards are stressed either by FurMark or by the 3DMark06 pixel shader test, both tools are used by the Hardware.fr team test stress test the cards).

Radeon HD 6850 - Thermal imaging
Thermal imaging of the Radeon HD 6850 under load – source

Radeon HD 6850 - Thermal imaging
Thermal imaging of the Radeon HD 6850 in idle



Here are the GPU temperatures for several recent cards including of course the HD 6800 series:

Radeon HD 6870 / HD 6850 - GPU temperature
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And here are the real power consumption of eack model of card (not of the whole system as usual) under FurMark and the pixel shader test of 3DMark06:

Radeon HD 6870 / HD 6850 - Power consumption
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One thought on “Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850: Infrared Pictures and Power Consumption”

  1. Psolord

    Ah, hardware.fr

    One of the best, if not THE best site for power draw, thermals etc.

    I have their “The true power of graphics card power consumption” (in Behardware) as my holy grail of power consumption.

    I will read the article once it finds its way in Behardware in its English form.

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