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HIS Radeon HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo Video Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

The Turbo series from HIS begins to make an appearance and the first model to get the treatment is the HD 5870.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 19, 2010 4:40 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      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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Compared to the stock cooler, its temperature is very similar with it running ever so slightly warmer.

 


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 from the HD 5970 Turbo seems to be slightly up, but nothing you would notice really.

 

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