The reference R7950 has a maximum power consumption of roughly 160 Watts, our measurements actually show numbers below that value. The board's overall power consumption from idle to load is excellent really.
Mind you that the maximum board power is 200W. At default AMD PowerTune settings can deduct 20% from the maximum board power, and that results in a 160W TDP.
You will need to hook the card up to your power supply with two 6-pin PCIe PEG connector. We recommend a 500W power supply to start with, with one card of course.
Overall the card remains cooled within very acceptable limits and it isn't too noisy either. But you'll learn all about that over the next few pages.
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