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MSI Radeon HD 5770 HAWK 1GB Video Card

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 5, 2010 8:55 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: MSI Computer

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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While the card has a really nice cooler on it, the extra voltage that we push through the card means it's going to run hotter. While the heat is slightly up, it's not at a worrying number. Considering the extra performance we're seeing from the card, an extra 8c on the core is a great trade off.

 


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 does run a bit warmer, the cooler manages to be a bit quieter than the standard one which is nice.

 

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