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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5830 1GB Video Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

GIGABYTE sends over a HD 5830 which looks the goods with a mean looking cooling fan. We look at it today on our new test setup.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 12, 2010 4:25 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%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 dual fan does an excellent job of keeping the core of the card nice and cool with it being the coolest running card to date.

 


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 on the other hand are a little higher, but pretty much inline around that 59 dB to 61 dB area.

 

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