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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

Already impressed with what the HD 4850 has to offer, we look at GIGABYTE's version today.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 10, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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.

 

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Card

 

Temps have been an issue from day one with the stock HD 4850 cooler, running a good 10c warmer than the 9600 GT.

 

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).

 

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Card

 

Noise levels between the cards aren't very different with them all being in the 65dB range when under load.

 

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