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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5850 Video Card in CrossFire - Temperature and Sound Tests

With our second HD 5850 on hand we take the time to see what happens when we CrossFire the new well priced ATI option.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 14, 2009 12:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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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Nothing too unusual with the heat output of the second card slightly warmer, but nothing to be worried about.

 


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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There's really no difference with noise levels.

 

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