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Gainward Rampage700 Golden Sample - HD 4870 X2 On Steroids - Temperature & Sound Tests

Gainward is the latest company to attack the HD 4870 X2 and they do it with all guns a'blazin'. We check out their highly impressive Rampage700 GS.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 24, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      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 Rampage700 Golden Sample - HD 4870 X2 On Steroids

 

The big cooler on offer from Gainward helps bring temps way down, especially on the first core.

 

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 Rampage700 Golden Sample - HD 4870 X2 On Steroids

 

The temperature drop is able to be done with no extra noise thanks to the large design of the cooler.

 

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