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Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 in Crossfire - Temperature and Sound Tests

Today ATI have responded to the NVIDIA 9500 GT and to say we're surprised with the results would be an understatement.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 9, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Sapphire

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.

 

Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 in Crossfire

 

The HD 4670 cooler doesn't run too hot at all; you have to make note though that the ZOTAC 9500 GT is a passively cooled 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).

 

Zotac 9800 GTX+ Zone

 

The little fan is a little loud, but nothing too concerning.

 

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