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HIS Radeon HD 5570 1GB GDDR3 Video Card in CrossFire - Temperature and Sound Tests

We throw another HD 5570 in the testbed to see how this budget CrossFire setup goes in our games.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 24, 2010 12:33 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: HIS Digital

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 HD 5570 seems to run a little cooler than the Sapphire one which is a fair bit cooler than the HD 5670.

 


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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As far as noise levels go, it's a little louder than Sapphire's one which means the fan is probably working harder and in turn giving us the better cooling numbers.

 

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