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HIS Radeon HD 3850 IceQ 3 TurboX

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 1, 2008 5:00 am
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TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: HISDigital

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 better cooler really shows itself here and manages to keep the card pretty cool.

 

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).

 

 

Luckily this isn't done with the cost of any extra noise.

 

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