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Albatron Blue Ray Decoder Card Examined

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 25, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 60%Manufacturer: Albatron

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.



It might look like a big difference here, but 4c isn't something we would worry about, especially when we're already sitting quite low.


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 smaller fan on the Albatron card is clearly louder than the larger Palit fan as we expected.


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