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MSI Radeon HD 4890 Cyclone OC 1GB Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

MSI spin the HD 4890 into a Cyclone and we see what exactly that means for us and if it's something we should be getting excited about.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 22, 2009 11:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      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.

 

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Temps on the HD 4890 with the Cyclone cooler are similar to the HIS which carries with it stock clocks and its own iCooler x4 heatsink fan.

 


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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Noise levels are in line with most of the other cards here, with only the Sapphire card coming in at over 60dBs.

 

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