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Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

Palit helps mix up the VGA market with its reknowned Sonic lineup. The latest comes in the form of an overclocked 4870.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 28, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Palit

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.

 

Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Graphics Card

 

The dual fan cooler that Palit has opted for has helped bring temps down a good 5c.

 

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).

 

Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Graphics Card

 

The temperature drop does come at an extra few dB, but nothing we would be worrying about.

 

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