Temperature, power consumption and nuisance:
In order to measure the temperatures, we opted for the Superposition stress test in Extreme mode. We opted for three 5 minutes runs with 10 minutes interval between each test. We took advantage of this benchmark in order to measure the power consumption of the graphics card for the table above.
In order to know the temperature in Idle, after having finished the three loops of the stress test, we let the card rest for 20 minutes before reading the temperature. It should be taken into account that most of the cards have the “0 dBa” technology and therefore, the fans turn off below a certain temperature, often between 50 and 55°C. This means that it takes longer to dissipate the heat after a period of stress testing or gaming. A card without this technology will be noisier than the others at rest. Small reminder: our temperature readings are taken in Open-Air. In a closed case, the cards will necessarily be hotter.
Boom, that’s what I was afraid of, the temperatures are really high and probably due to the design. We think that a bracket with an opening and a perforated backplate would have allowed to decrease this temperature. As a reminder, these measurements are made outside the case and we imagine that they will be even higher inside a case. We will come back in a few days on how to optimize the cooling of the card.
Consumption (whole configuration) :
We use a power meter by reading the power consumption on the outlet of our power supply. Our modular power supply is a CORSAIR AX1600i. The result we propose is the average of the total consumption of our configuration. Only the graphics card changes between each reading. It is therefore easy to calculate the difference between each graphics card.
Good news about the power consumption. Even if it is higher than the RX 6600, it is lower than the RX 6600 XT. As a reminder, this is the total power consumption of our configuration. Of course, we would have liked to see a better result, but it doesn’t seem to be a negative point.