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GECUBE Radeon HD 3870 X2 Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 28, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GECUBE

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 GECUBE cooler is simply fantastic and manages to do an excellent job of cooling this very big and mean looking card.


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).



While the dB meter tells us it's quite loud it really didn't seem as bad as it looks in these graphs.


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