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HIS Radeon HD 4870 IceQ4+ TURBO Graphics Card

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 18, 2009 5:00 am
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: HIS

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 4870 ICEQ4+ TURBO Graphics Card

 

The non-reference cooler on hand manages to make temps a little lower when compared to the 9800 GTX+ and about 10% lower compared to the lower end HD 4850.

 

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 4870 ICEQ4+ TURBO Graphics Card

 

The cooler that HIS uses is excellent when it comes to noise levels with it being the quietest card here.

 

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