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HIS Radeon HD 2900 PRO 512MB Early Test - Temperature and Sound Tests

The HD 2900 PRO blasts into our labs and Shane is ready to see if it deserves your money. Hold on as we venture forth!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 25, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HIS

Temperature Tests

 

 

With the TES 1326 Infrared Thermometer literally in hand we found ourselves getting real-world temperatures from the products we test at load (3D clock speeds).

 

There are two places we pull temperature from - the back of the card directly behind the core and if the card is dual slot and has an exhaust point we also pull a temperate from there, as seen in the picture.

 

 

The temperature is slightly down on the PRO as we would expect due to the lower clocks. It runs just slightly warmer than the 8800GTS but nothing major.

 

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).

 

 

The noise level increase is noticeable on the HD 2900 series when compared to the 8800GTS.

 

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