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HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX 512MB In Crossfire - Temperature & Sound Tests

HIS has strapped its good looking IceQ4 cooler to the Radeon HD 4850 and we find out what it does for performance today.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 22, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: HIS Digital

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.

 

HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX 512MB In Crossfire

 

Temps are a little down compared to the Sapphire, which also uses an aftermarket cooler. The second card does get a bit warmer, which isn't really a surprise.

 

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).

 

HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX 512MB In Crossfire

 

The IceQ4 cooler manages to bring noise levels down slightly, giving us good temps at an excellent volume level.

 

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