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HIS Radeon HD 4890 iCooler x4 1GB Video Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

The 5800s are almost ready to go mainstream but the HD 4890 is still a very real card. We check out what HIS has done with it today.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 21, 2009 8:09 am
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.

 

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Heat levels are similar to the GTX 260. It does sit higher than the GTX 275 and GTX 285 from NVIDIA.

 


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).

 

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While the card might run a bit warmer, noise levels at load are the best on the HIS at load when compared to the other cards here.

 

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