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Gainward Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Graphics Card - Temperature & Sound Tests

Gainward have dipped their toes into the pool that is ATI. Today we check out the HD 4850 Golden Sample.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 26, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Gainward

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.

 

Gainward Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Graphics Card

 

We can see that the larger cooler Gainward has opted for gives us significantly better performance than the stock cooler used on the GIGABYTE.

 

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).

 

Gainward Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Graphics Card

 

The card manages to be slightly more peaceful while offering superior cooling, which is nice.

 

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