Radeon Settings: Crimson Edition Performance Analysis

Power Consumption and Temperatures


Power Consumption

Power consumptions is one of the few tests that lower is better and Crimson Edition driver is an overall good thing here. Drops aren’t spectacular for most cards, but the R9 Fury X has a huge 28W drop.

Temperatures

Lower input power means lower operating temperatures. Overall a nice drop to coincide with the drop in power. The higher Idle temperature for the R9 380 using the Crimson driver is expected for the 0db operation of this series of graphics cards where the fans turn off at around 50°c.