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HIS Radeon HD 4890 Turbo Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

HIS expands their Turbo line-up of cards to include the new HD 4890. We take a closer look at it today.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 16, 2009 4:52 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%      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 HD 4890 Turbo Graphics Card

 

With the same cooler being used it doesn't come as much of a surprise that the temperatures on the two HD 4890s are similar.

 

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 HD 4890 Turbo Graphics Card

 

The same can be said with the noise levels.

 

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