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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 OC Video Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

GIGABYTE has bumped up the core MHz today. We see how high it's gone and if it offers us a useable improvement.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 20, 2010 4:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%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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The big fan does a good job of keeping the heat down.

 


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 it idled a little higher when at load, there wasn't really a difference. At least we got a nice drop in temps.

 

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