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MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Edition Graphics Card - Temperature & Sound Tests

We take the time to look at the new HD 4830 and this particular one comes from MSI. Can it do anything to stand out from the pack?

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 5, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: MSI

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.

 

MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Edition Graphics Card

 

The larger cooler and less power on offer from the HD 4830 seems to help keep temperatures way down.

 

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).

 

MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Edition Graphics Card

 

The cooler of choice for MSI manages to be fairly quiet when compared to the Sapphire cooler.

 

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