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Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Cards in 3-Way CrossFireX

By: Shawn Baker | AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 20, 2012 3:06 am
Manufacturer: Sapphire

Sound Tests

 

 

Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter we find ourselves quickly yelling into the top of it to see how loud we can be.

 

After five minutes of that we get a bit more serious and place the device two CM away from the fan on the card to find the maximum noise level of the card when idle (2D mode) and in load (3D mode).

 

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Noise levels also jump up a bit due to the more cramped setup present; surprisingly we see that it still comes in a little quieter than the HD 6990, which has always been a very loud video card.

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