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MSI Radeon HD 3870 X2 OC Graphics Card

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 23, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: MSI

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.



With two cores on board AMD have managed to do a relatively good job with the stock cooler keeping the temperatures way down.


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).



With pretty much the same fan design as the normal HD 3870 it comes as no surprise that it's putting out similar noise levels.


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