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HIS Radeon HD 6990 4GB and HD 6970 2GB Video Cards in CrossFireX - Temperature Test

So you bought a HD 6970 2GB when it launched, and you're now wondering if you should partner it with a HD 6990 4GB? - We tell you if you should!

By: | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 23, 2011 2:46 am
Manufacturer: HIS

Temperature Tests

 

 

The temperature of the core is pulled from MSI Afterburner with the max reading used after a completed run off 3DMark Vantage and the Performance preset.

 

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The HD 6990 4GB is clearly a warm running card and in this environment that doesn't change. In a case with some structured airflow, though, should see those HD 6990 numbers come down. The HD 6970 on the other hand is getting plenty of air and runs nice and cool.

 

It will be interesting to see what companies do with aftermarket cooling solutions for the HD 6990 as time goes on. There's clearly some room for improvement.

 

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